Sciences is ideal for young learners who want to understand how the universe works through the study of its biology, chemistry and physics. Students will develop both scientific and study skills that relate to a wide variety of scientific topics and concepts, helping them to understand and develop a sound scientific approach.
A Broad & Balanced Scientific Grounding
By giving equal importance to each of the core science subjects , i.e. Chemistry, Physics and Biology, students will develop a better understanding of the laws that govern our physical world and have the opportunity to see the scientific world from a variety of perspectives. This balanced grounding and understanding of the physical universe gives students the skills that they will need to effectively explore and enjoy new areas of science in the future.
Concept & Practice
The Sciences curriculum focuses on developing an understanding of both scientific concepts and methodology, as well as an understanding of the practical ways that scientific advancements influence our world. Areas explored include the complex dynamic system of the Earth’s climate, space exploration and medical advancements. By looking at these topics from a variety of critical perspectives students will improve their research, analytical and problem solving skills and develop their scientific minds.
Time to Shine
All Sciences students undertake a research project as part of our Time to Shine programme, collaborating and working with others as part of a team to explore a scientific problem and then present their scientific findings to an audience. This experience simulates some of the real life projects that we hope our Sciences students will interact with in the future and allows them to fully appreciate the extent of the impact that effective scientific study can have.
Academic Excursion Overview
During their stay students will also spend an afternoon in Oxford participating in an academic talk or workshop that is linked to their chosen subject. These workshops are designed to supplement what the students have been learning at the academy and encourage them to actively apply their knowledge and skills in a practical setting.