Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world around us and helps us make sense of how the wider universe works. It improves and enriches the quality of our lives through technological or medical advances and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.
The Science Curriculum is delivered under the traditional headings of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students cover topics in all three disciplines including those such as:
Students will also develop practical skills and become confident and adept in handling scientific equipment and will explore a variety of methods of data collection. They will also practice analytical, evaluative and other transferable skills to allow them to become critical thinkers within and outside of the subject.
Extra-curricular opportunities within school include regular Science Club meetings and visits by external speakers to whole year groups on key topics. In recent years students have also travelled farther afield to visit Science fairs, problem solving challenges, Winchester Science Centre, Marwell Zoo, the Darwin Centre at The Natural History Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.