Pupils will develop a deep understanding of a range of scientific ideas in the subject disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

“Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood.” Marie Curie

The Key Stage 3 syllabus will reflect the most recent curriculum changes with a strong emphasis on scientific methodology which includes forming hypotheses, observing, planning experiments, recording and analysing results and reaching a conclusion. Scientific processes and comparisons of scientific and philosophical methods are explored, including the ethical dimension of science. Pupils learn about discoveries in the past and current scientific research. They have the benefit of a brand new science laboratory as well as enriching trips, activities and a STEM Club.

My Learning at The Laurels

Engaging, fun and exploratory – just some words that describe your learning experience of science at The Laurels. You will have plenty of opportunities to have hands-on experience of scientific investigations while developing your knowledge of science, and the STEM club will give you the opportunity to develop your leadership and team working skills.

Course Content

Year 7 and 8
Pupils are introduced to the three main strands of science: Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Science is an enquiry-based discipline involving practical and investigational skills and consequently at The Laurels there is an emphasis on hands-on experimental work in our well-equipped laboratory.

Year 9
Pupils start the Edexcel iGCSE curriculum. Science is taught as separate subjects in order to prepare them for the iGCSE Examination which they will sit at the end of Year 11.

GCSE Examination Board

Edexcel iGCSE Double award
Edexcel iGCSE Triple award (option subject)

Related Activities

Royal Observatory Greenwich
Technopop Exhibition at the Stratford International Quarter
Taster Days for Year 6 Pupils
The Big Bang Exhibition London