Science

Science is one of the many strengths of the School.  It is taught by enthusiastic and experienced teachers who are all experts in their field.

Studying Science helps us to better understand the world around us.  Science relies on testing ideas with evidence gathered from the natural world.  Millions of scientists all over the world are working to solve the problems facing our future, such as: how to develop sustainable energy sourse and developing cures for chronic illnesses.

Pupils study using a range of tecniques and practical aids, such as: microscopes and telescopes, and conduct experiments to test their theories.

Teaching Arrangements

Years 7 and 8 Six 30 minute periods of Science are taught over a period of a week,  These lessons cover the syllabus in all three Sciences.
Year 9 Two periods of each individual science are taught by subject specialist teachers totalling six periods.
Year 10 and 11 Pupils receive lessons in each individual Science. At the end of Year 11, pupils sit examinations which lead to Edexcel IGCSE Double Award Science or IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Year 12 and 13 A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics are available for our Sixth Formersd who select the individual Science subjects.

There are seven well equipped labortories supported by full time technicians.  There are eleven teachers in total who teach in the Science Department, including the Headmaster who teaches Physics.

Enrichment and Co-curricular

The Science Department organises and runs a Problem Solving Club (STEM Club), Chemistry Club and Junior Science Club.  In the past year, pupils studying Biology have enjoyed a residential trip to Slapton in Devon and Chemists have taken part in the Salters' Festival Day.  Sixth Form pupils recently visited the CERN particle accelerator near Geneva.