Science

The Science Department, comprising of five modern and well equipped laboratories, is found in the annexe alongside the main driveway.

Key Stage 3

Years 7 and 8 follow an accelerated KS3 science course. There are three double lessons of science a week. The content is set out in a sequence covering science enquiry, life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical properties. Exploring science through practical work is a priority and students are given every opportunity to improve existing skills and discover new ones.
Science Club takes place every week during a lunch hour and is open to all pupils in years 7-9. Our Sixth Form Science Captains lead the activities in Science Club.

Key Stage 4

The KS4 curriculum is started in year 9 and students will pursue each science subject separately. They follow the Edexcel IGCSE which we feel is a good preparation for continuing to study sciences at KS5. Most students continue to study separate sciences to achieve IGCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science clinics run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes and pupils are encouraged to bring along revision questions and topics they wish to explore further.