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Science is the study of living things, materials and physical processes. It is a subject that stimulates a spirit of enquiry through the development of natural curiosity and reasoning. Science promotes the skills of observation, investigation and interpretation and equips students with a valuable knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.
We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Science is all around us and ever changing so it is vital that the students are aware of their environment, the huge advances that have been made and the challenges we face in the future. Helping the students to understand as much as possible about Science will stimulate their imagination and their intellect and will give them a true love of the subject and encourage them to develop and foster a caring attitude to the environment and living things.
We aim to offer the highest standards of teaching and support and we provide teaching that is thought provoking and enjoyable, and which challenges each girl to reach her full academic potential. Beyond the classroom we complement the academic curriculum with an inclusive and varied programme of Science-based activities.
The New Middle School Science Club
A new science club was recently launched by the science officers. The first club was a huge success with many keen young scientists in the middle school taking part in it, by making their own ionic crystal gardens. Ionic crystals are crystals consisting of ions bound together by electrostatic forces of attraction. We grew these crystals by dropping different metal salts, such as calcium and cobalt chloride, into a sodium silicate solution known as water glass. Almost immediately, the crystals started forming, making interesting and exciting shapes which are currently being displayed in the chemistry labs. Next week the second science club will be taking place. We will be making bath bombs and bouncy balls and have high hopes that the second club will also be a great success.
The Science Officers
Year 7 study Combined Science
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 study Triple Science (Edexcel IGCSE)
There are seven full-time subject specialists and three full-time technicians.
Class sizes do not exceed 22 pupils. In Years 12 and 13, the class size is usually limited to a maximum of 10 students.
There are seven laboratories, which allows students to carry out a full range of practical work. Interactive ICT facilities are available in all of the laboratories.
CSI Channing Forensic Science Club
Year 11 observation of Science lessons
Biology biodiversity day
Biology A level field trip
Human Biology essay competition
Medical Discussion Group
Lecture on antibiotics from Health Protection Agency
Schools day at National Institute for Medical Research
Salters’ Festival of Chemistry
Jeans for Genes day