At King’s House School, we provide boys with the opportunity to investigate science through a wide variety of topics including investigations, resources and contexts, which will enthuse their learning and stimulate a life-long interest in this exciting subject.
As science is such a broad subject, we highlight both the breadth and depth of scientific study, balancing the value of practical skills with abstract theory and its many applications in the world around us.
We strive to ensure that learning in science is accessible to all pupils with appropriate support and extension.
We encourage boys to question the world around them and to gain a greater understanding of their environment. This includes the implications of scientific discovery and research throughout the ages as well as its significance in the future.
In addition, we prepare boys for their appropriate entrance examinations, helping them to achieve their full potential in this subject and move on to their next school with confidence.
We intend to achieve our purpose by:
1. The use of appropriate practical activities that stimulate and maintain boys’ curiosity, interest, and discovery in science. Practical activities will also be used to develop the skills of observation, recording, estimating, problem solving, measuring and ultimately designing their own experiments.
2. To enable children to work independently, or as part of a team, and to use a variety of methods and resources to access information.
3. Exposure to a range of equipment, models and diagrams to stimulate thought, encourage safe practical handling and develop key experimentation skills.
4. Seeking opportunities for links with the curriculum in the world around us with the use of:
• Field trips (e.g. Richmond Park)
• Outside speakers (e.g. Basecamp Everest)
• Activities (e.g.) Hands on Science
• Genius website (Content developed by students)