GTS: One of the first schools in the UK to be awarded the Platinum Science Mark Award

Posted on: 30/06/2016

GTS has been awarded the Science Mark Award at Platinum level: the highest possible grade. This is a highly prestigious award from the National STEM Centre in York, designed to recognise and celebrate outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK. The rigorous process involved examining three key areas of the Science department:

• Curriculum
• Teaching and Learning
• Leadership and Management

A visit to verify our application was conducted at the end of May, our assessor was impressed by the, “strong and dynamic ethos in the team which is strongly focused on improving provision.” In particular he praised the schemes of learning stating, “Schemes of learning are driven by a broader set of values than simply a need to ‘cover content and get good grades’. The team has a comprehensive and aspirational view for the form and function of learning, as a result of which the curriculum offer to students is rich and dynamic.”

We are extremely thrilled to be awarded the highest accolade possible, this recognises the outstanding curriculum, learning and opportunities the Science team at GTS provide for our young people.


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