The Sciences allow each pupil to develop an appreciation for applying scientific principles to solve technological problems. This is achieved by offering hands-on experiences and an intellectually challenging curriculum.
“Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood.” Marie Curie
Join us to ignite your imagination and be a part of a learning environment which encourages a passion for curiosity and investigation. With a strong emphasis on nurturing enquiring minds we foster scientific enquiry skills, critical thinking, and the proficient use of ICT to develop each individuals’ unique talents.
You will have many opportunities to take part in clubs, quizzes, competitions, practical challenges, presentations, in-depth discussions and debates, while developing knowledge and skills in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Pupils follow a rich and varied Key Stage 3 (KS3) syllabus in Years 7 & 8 which reflects the most recent curriculum changes. Maths, literacy and working scientifically are embedded throughout the course to develop key skills in preparation for GCSEs. Critical thinking and imagination is encouraged, with pupils developing analytical, enquiry and problem-solving skills during practical projects.
Attainment is assessed though a variety of methods including questioning, online activities, homework, half termly progress checks and end of unit tests. Intervention is targeted where it is needed and mastery levels of attainment can be achieved by pupils who complete stretch and challenge tasks for each unit of work.
Scientific processes and philosophical methods are explored. Some of the questions answered during the Key Stage 3 science curriculum are:
Pupils follow an accelerated science curriculum based on the core principles in the 9-1 iGCSE course. This bespoke syllabus is context led which allows pupils to take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.
All pupils study biology, chemistry and physics at GCSE level and can either achieve two GCSEs (double award) or three separate GCSEs (triple award). We teach the iGCSE specification because it is an internationally recognised qualification which is valued for its intellectual rigor which provides an excellent foundations for any study of sciences at an advanced level.
Edexcel iGCSE Double Award
Edexcel iGCSE Triple Award (option subject based on KS3 attainment)
Centre of the Cell
Natural History Museum talk
Kew Gardens educational visits
L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre