The Science syllabus is based on the National Curriculum and Common Entrance Examination requirements (now known as the I.S.E.B. – Independent Schools’ Examination Board). We use the Collins Science scheme, which incorporates progression through the year groups within a variety of topics.
This challenging curriculum allows girls to progress to a level well beyond that expected of most Year 6 pupils.
Science learning and teaching takes place in the Science Laboratory and has a great emphasis on practical science skills such as designing and conducting experiments and observing and concluding experiments. In addition to this, the girls regularly investigate the seasonal changes that take place through the year by observing and analysing the changes in the local plants and wildlife.
Girls are encouraged to apply their scientific knowledge to everyday living thus making their learning relevant and useful and putting their lessons into context in the wider world.