Pupils work well, both independently and collaboratively, and apply their excellent language, mathematical and scientific skills with confidence across all areas of the curriculum.

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Science

In Science, we work together to make Science a successful and happy subject where we celebrate the achievement of all pupils and encourage and support them to reach their full potential.

We aim to promote a popular scientific culture that fosters an appreciation of science and its contribution to the world around us and to give the learners the skills and knowledge to prepare them for the future and the belief in themselves and their abilities to succeed in Science.

The department is fortunate in having three well equipped laboratories and access to a Conservation Area and Greenhouse.

In Pre-Prep we aim to make Science an engaging and exciting part of the curriculum. The boys are naturally fascinated by everything in the world around them and Science makes a valuable contribution to their understanding of the things they see. We teach scientific skills through practical work and demonstration - to build on their natural curiosity and help them acquire scientific knowledge and understanding; to help them develop respect for their environment and stimulate them to investigate and question their world.

In Years 3 - 8 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs.

Overall we hope to make Science fun and exciting; and to create a sense of wonder, and responsibility for the world around us.

"Nothing is impossible simply mathematically improbable!"

Edward Tenison
Head of Science