Growing numbers of students are following Science courses at Ashby School.
Students are also choosing to continue their Science studies at A level because of better GCSE results and the introduction of updated, more relevant syllabuses.
At GCSE, bridging work carried out in partnership with Ashbys feeder high schools ensures that, when students arrive at Ashby School from Ibstock and Ivanhoe, they are already familiar with the structure of the Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA).
GCSE results are also being driven up by the number of students attending after-school revision sessions. Up to 60 students attend these drop-in sessions after school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Initiatives like this, which are run by teachers in their own time, are believed to have helped to drive up Science exam results by 15 per cent in the last three years.
Science is taught in a modern, purpose-built complex. Additional, new Science classrooms were completed in September 2011.
Students can follow A level courses in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.