Science is a core subject in the National Curriculum and skills and knowledge of science are widely applicable in everyday life.
Our aims in teaching science are that all children develop & retain their natural sense of curiosity and interest in the world about them and how it works.
Children build up a body of scientific knowledge and understanding as they move up through the school, with emphasis on first hand experience through investigative work.
In the prep school science is taught in 3 purpose built laboratories equipped to suit pupils at different stages of learning. All laboratories have whiteboards and the department uses a range of science based interactive software to support learning.
Science is taught separately as physics, chemistry and biology in years 7 and 8. Pupils are prepared for examinations in science at 11+ or 13+ (Common entrance or scholarship). All examinations are based on the Common entrance syllabus.
The fundamental skills, knowledge and concepts of the subject are set out in the Common Entrance Science syllabus (which is broadly in line with the National Curriculum for science requirements).