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Why Study Science?
Our new Science Faculty provides a stimulating environment in which our pupils can experience science 'hands on,' hence our belief that the best way to understand science is to see it, touch it, and – in some cases - smell it! Wherever possible, we teach science practically, to give every child the opportunity to create lasting memories and experiences. This approach, combined with projects and outings, helps pupils to develop an understanding that science isn’t confined to the classroom; it is all around us and plays an essential role in our everyday lives.
Understanding the World
In the Pre-Prep, science is delivered as part of the 'Knowledge and Understanding of the World' curriculum. From Year 3 the children are able to access the state-of-the-art facilities that our new science laboratories offer. The children follow the ISEB 11+ syllabus and in these early years the foundations of scientific enquiry are laid. The children are constantly challenged to solve problems but, most importantly, ask questions about the world around them.
As they move through the Prep School, Science is differentiated into the three separate subject areas of biology, chemistry and physics. From Year 6 the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance curriculum forms the backbone of the syllabus and offers lots of opportunity for hands-on practical learning.
Science is by its very nature a process of enquiry, an opportunity to open doors for children, to encourage them to ‘dig down’ into the world around them and to seek out answers. We see every day as an opportunity for us to inspire and ignite a passion for our subject and to share our enthusiasm with the children.