Year 7 Science Careers Lesson – Smashing Stereotypes
Dr. Sheila Kanani was born in London, U.K.
She studied astrophysics at the University of Manchester and University College London. Dr. Kanani also used the Cassini spacecraft to study Saturn!
Dr Kanani is a planetary physicist, science TV presenter, Physics teacher, space comedian and author of books for children and young adults.
She is one busy STEM superstar!
Year 8 Science Careers Lesson – Jobs in Science
Responsible for ensuring astronauts are well supported to deal with spending time in space
Responsible for taking venom from a snake. Snake venom has many uses, but it’s a dangerous job so a great deal of training is needed.
The study of excrement. Excrement can help inform a scientist of an animals health.
Responsible for designing fireworks to ensure they are safe and visually impressive. A firework designer must have a good understanding of explosives.
Year 9 Science Careers Lesson – Jobs & Qualifications in Science
Throughout your life you may gain different qualifications
Here is a list starting with the lowest level. Some job roles will require you to have specific qualifications in order to do them
- GCSE grade 1-3 – school
- GCSE grade 4-9 – school
- A-level – college or sixth form
- T-level – college or sixth form
- BTEC level 3 (vocational course) – college or sixth form
- Undergraduate degree – University
- Masters Degree – University
- Postgraduate Degree – University
- Doctorate – University
Year 10 Science Careers Lesson – Transferable Skills
“Isn’t Science just for people who want to be scientists?”
No! of course it’s important if you want to be a doctor or vet etc. but learning about Science in school helps develop a huge range of skills and knowledge that will be crucial to you in your working life and beyond.
Click on the picture to learn about how science helps you learn life skills
Look at these skills taken from The Science Way.
How might they be important in the following jobs?
Electrician / Dietician / Beauty Therapist / Police Diver
- I work safely and look out for hazards
- I never give up trying to solve challenging problems
- I can make observations and describe what I see
- I can work practically with people with different skills and knowledge
Learn about what they do at Porton Down. Would you like to work there? What skills would you need?
At Wickersley Partnership Trust, it is our number one priority to prepare our students for life and there is nothing more