PUPILS at Shelley College gave a German professor an insight into English science lessons.
Students at the school, which is a specialist school for science, welcomed Dr Wolfgang Gräber to their lessons for a day.
Dr Gräber is a lecturer at Kiel University, Germany's most prestigious institute of science education.
He visited the school as part of his bid to improve science education in Germany by looking at other schemes.
Joining Dr Gräber on his visit was Prof David Waddington, of York University.
Prof Waddington was fundamental in writing the course Science for the Twenty First Century, a new course now being taught at Shelley College.
Assistant headteacher Debbie Lumb said: "Dr Gräber is trying to improve the education of science in Germany by looking at the application and promotion of science subjects.
"He's hoping to encourage students to become scientists.
"He was very keen to speak to the students and observe the lessons. He's hoping to get a real flavour of science education in the UK."
Schools have had to change the way science lessons are taught after a new curriculum was expanded across the country last September.
The curriculum is planned to be more relevant and 'user friendly' for students.