Graduates in Science-based subjects attract some of the highest average earnings in the UK. Unlike some other career paths such as Law or Psychology, some Science-based career paths can be quite difficult to access later in life, due to the length of time and full-time focus needed to study and specialise (e.g. Medicine, Veterinary). However, studying Science doesn’t mean you have to work in a laboratory; the Sciences teach you about logic, and will expand your horizons about the world, and everything around it and within it. 

Example career paths:

Biology: Research Science, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Veterinary Nursing, Dentistry

Chemistry: Chemical Engineering, Forensics, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nuclear Engineering

Physics: Acoustics, Astronomy, Geophysics, Patents, Meteorology

All Sciences: Teaching, Civil Service, Science Journalism, Data Science, Management Consultancy


Science Department Intent

Here at The Hollins our science staff aim to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become ‘science thinkers’.

We want to empower students to develop a hungry curiosity about the world around them and value their own contribution – be it big or small.

Students need to firmly believe that science is important and relevant to all their lives and that the skills they develop are transferrable and far-reaching.

Science attainment and engagement are important considerations of good science teaching but the seeing the ‘bigger picture’ requires more diverse skill integration.

We want our students to ask questions, hunt for clues, gather information and develop ideas that lead to possible solutions. They shouldn’t be afraid to take charge, set goals and become resilient learners.  Mistakes should be welcomed and accepted as a way to overcome problems and move forward.

Our school leavers need to feel that their science journey has been meaningful and had purpose for them as individuals, wherever their future path takes them.