Science at Lanesborough is included in the curriculum all the way from nursery up to Year 8. It is a popular and exciting subject with most lessons involving a practical experiment. We have two purpose-built science rooms so that all science lessons from Year 3 upwards can take place in a fully equipped laboratory. Three specialist science teachers teach the majority of lessons. Pre-Prep boys are able to visit for specific workshops, such as to look at the life-size skeleton and to use the bone collection in their Human Body topic.
Pupils are given the very best opportunities to discover how the world around them works with the emphasis being on practical work, learning and fun (within the limits of safety). In addition, use is made of the latest PC-based visual teaching material, software simulators, and IPads, as well as the more traditional science experiment materials and equipment.
During the week, boys have the opportunity to experience extra-curricular science such as science clubs, trips, talks and events. We send teams to science quiz events and recently competed at National level. Senior boys can also study for their GCSE in Astronomy and recent resuults have shown 100% pass rate with top grades being achieved consistently by boys who are only 12 years old.
After Year 4, the science curriculum follows the ISEB Science Syllabus which tracks, to a fair degree, the National Curriculum up to the end of Year 9 KS3 work. Pupils are thoroughly prepared for entrance to senior independent schools via the Common Entrance or Scholarship routes. Regular assessment is the norm and science results have made a strong contribution to Lanesborough pupils’ examination successes over the years.
Pupils leave Lanesborough thoroughly well prepared for science at their next school.
Head of Science