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Science

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'

Isaac Asimov

In the Science Department, we aim to provide a stimulating learning environment and through hands-on practical work encourage the development of scientific skills. We hope that this will enable pupils to reach their full potential in the sciences and achieve their personal goals - whether that is to pass their 13+, discover a new species in the Amazon rainforest or be part of a team that successfully lands a robot on another planet, far in the
future.

A Scientist needs to be able to work individually or in a team. They should be able to investigate theories and to present and communicate their evidence clearly. They should be aware of the world around them and have the desire and tools to increase their understanding of that world, as an independent learner. These scientific skills will stand our pupils in good stead, even if they eventually choose a different career path.

 

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's the one who asks the right questions.

Claude Levi-Strauss

Mrs L Canterbury BSc Imperial College London  
Head of Science