“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge” Carl Sagan
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, we are committed to providing an exciting, varied and challenging experience of science for all students. We aim to engage students in higher order thinking, where they develop their ability to ask questions and formulate hypotheses. We place a particular emphasis on collaborative learning and learning through practical investigation.
Key Stage 4
All girls study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate sciences. The aim at GCSE is to develop a deeper understanding of science and natural phenomena. The students are encouraged to develop their ability to construct arguments, make comparisons, establish causal relationships, identify hidden assumptions and evaluate data. The “Triple Science” curriculum provides an excellent foundation for Advanced Level.
Key Stage 5
At A level we place huge importance on the development of independent study and critical thinking. We aim to produce academically minded scientists who are equipped to go on to university and a science-based career. The contributions of scientists to our society are both enduring and meaningful. Science and engineering contribute and will continue to contribute to finding a solution to global problems and the challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.
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A wide variety of enrichment activities take place throughout the year and all Science teachers contribute to an exciting enrichment programme. Girls have the opportunity to explore scientific ideas and take their experience of Science well beyond the prescribed curriculum. Examples of enrichment include: Key Stage 3 Science club, the Year 7 time challenge, a Year 8 murder mystery day, an inventions competition, Science research projects, Science Olympiads and a Biology field trip. Our Science societies also organise visiting speakers for lunchtime seminars and trips to UCL, Imperial College, The Royal Institution and The Royal Society.
Learning Science is really good fun because we do lots of interesting activities and practical investigations.