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In the Prep School, the scheme of work follows the new National Curriculum guidelines and exceeds the requirements for the delivery of the science curriculum in order to achieve success at the end of each Key Stage.

As a subject, Science incorporates thinking skills in lessons and schemes of work. The following strategies are employed to develop pupils’ understanding and scientific knowledge: speaking, creative and critical thinking, reflective learning and independent enquiry.

The science department’s ethos is that pupils should be experiencing enquiry-based learning. This is accomplished with the support of fully stocked modern laboratories. The pupils are expected to design creative scientific questions, investigate and communicate their findings. At the heart of all we do is the aim for children to leave the Prep School with a love and excitement for this subject and ability to apply their knowledge to better understand the world around them.