The study of science is an exciting and important way to enhance our understanding of the world around us. The department encourages students to develop the skills that will equip them for an increasingly scientific world. Located in the picturesque cloisters buildings, science is taught in 6 well-equipped specialist laboratories, including a dedicated A-Level laboratory.
Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught by subject specialists from KS3 to A-Level. Field trips are regularly undertaken, and we aim to run a cross-curricular program during science week as well as an annual Science Fair, in which our most talented students can showcase the best of their work. Extra-curricular activities are offered every term, designed to showcase the “fun side” of science, eg. “bug club”, “pops and bangs”, CSI, and many more!
The department believes in encouraging students to develop their own values and attitudes in relation to scientific advances, by exploring the moral, social and ethical implications of research. We also believe that the investigative and analytical skills acquired will be transferable to all other areas of the curriculum.
Prep school curriculum
Introductory skills and an appreciation of basic concepts including life processes, materials and their properties. In years 7 and 8, preparation for the Common Entrance examination allows students to experience more advanced concepts.
Senior school curriculum
At KS3, practical assignments and skills are taught alongside the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for GCSE and A Level. At KS4, a select group of students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE, whilst the majority will achieve qualifications in Science and Additional Science.
All three sciences are offered to A Level and taught by highly qualified subject specialists.