1 August 2022

Priory pupils are once again reaching for the stars as they look to sign up the new Year 9s to start their Astronomy GCSE course in September.
Astronomy teacher Mr Evans has taught the GCSE Astronomy course every Wednesday and Thursday after school last year for the current Year 10s and they will sit the exam later in the year.

Mr Evans said: “I love teaching GCSE Astronomy, it’s a really interesting subject and it’s pupils who really want to study it, they stay the extra hour after school and they enjoy it. 

“We had so many pupils who wanted to do it last school year that I had to split them into two groups with two nights after school.” 

Zac said: “I chose GCSE Astronomy because it’s a different GCSE and also it’s an extra GCSE when I apply for jobs.” 

Emily said: “I have learnt all about the sun – the sun’s atmosphere and sun spots. It’s totally different to my other lessons.” 

Jess added: “I am fascinated by space. I have learnt about the size of planets and what happens in the solar system every day. It’s mind blowing.” 

Want to know more...

Astronomy Club is an optional extra curricular subject that is open to Year 9 pupils who continue through to Year 10, when they may opt to take a GCSE.

Introductory letters will be given to Year 9 pupils in September when the study days will be confirmed.  Classes run after school until 4.10pm. 

Pupils will study a range of topics including: Cosmology | Stellar evolution | Exploring starlight | Planetary motion and gravity

Places are limited.  

Enquiries and expressions of interest in the meantime can be directed to Mr Evans, Science Technician, j.evans@priory.lancs.sch.uk.

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