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Science is taught by a specialist in a well-equipped, purpose-built science laboratory. In Years 4, 5 and 6 boys follow the ISEB 11+ science syllabus with parallels to the National Curriculum. In Years 7 and 8, the emphasis changes as boys follow the ISEB 13+ science syllabus and are taught biology, chemistry and physics as separate disciplines.


The curriculum aims to ensure that all boys develop a breadth of scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology. Lessons are varied and aim to stimulate an interest, curiosity and enjoyment for the subject. Boys gain a clear understanding of scientific methods and the importance of obtaining accurate experimental results whilst being aware of the safety requirements when doing practical experiments.

We teach boys to use scientific ideas and models to explain phenomena and to understand the applications of science in the world around them. Our small classes allow considerable practical work and opportunities for discussion, encouraging an awareness of global issues and the social impact of technical developments.


Boys thus develop an ability to evaluate scientific evidence, they understand the importance of experimental evidence in the formation of scientific ideas and they learn to communicate these ideas in the modern world.