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Collaborative Space for 21st Century Chemistry Teaching

The Wolfson Foundation has granted us £100K to create a collaborative space for 21st Century Chemistry Teaching.

Havering Sixth Form College is delighted to have been granted this money which will facilitate the creation of a brand new teaching space for Chemistry students.  When OFSTED visited in 2014 the comment was made that: ‘Specialist laboratories have sufficient space and equipment for the students and activities required.’

Achievement in Science at the College is excellent, so our vision is to create spaces that are not merely sufficient but ones that inspire, enthuse and foster that love of learning that is essential to maintain outstanding achievement.  

This week, the BBC announced that it is launching a two-year campaign to inspire a million children to get involved in science as there is increasing concern nationally about the number of young people who choose not to study the sciences beyond the age of 16 or who, having studied science subjects to GCSE A Level choose not to pursue them in higher education.

As a College we are committed to working in partnership with schools to raise aspirations of the young people in the borough and are mindful of the part that the study of science plays in achieving that objective, this new facility should also help the College in developing its partnership work with schools by offering access to this new facility once built at Taster Days.