British Education: Sciences
Question, test, observe and prove
Experimentation and observation are at the heart of learning Science. Whether in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, learning through experimentation is fundamental. At King’s, we have everything children need to learn by doing – whether using batteries and wires to create circuits in Primary school or working in one of the purpose-built laboratories in Secondary school to investigate bonding and inter-molecular forces.
Children in Infant school start Science by simply looking at and then drawing and writing about the things that they find. As they move into Secondary school, sophisticated laboratories provide the older children with the equipment they need to investigate the world around them in a more rigorous, scientific way. From investigating atomic structures and the periodic table in Chemistry to designing an experiment to compare the viscosities of two liquids in Physics.
We know that studying Science requires discipline – but the rewards are not only fun, they can be life-changing and set future agendas. The best discoveries come from people who are inspired by great teachers, to become passionate about Science, innovation and discovery. By nurturing curiosity, we encourage a love of Science that often results in doing a degree in Science or Engineering at university.
“At King’s we believe in making Science fun. Through experimentation we start to inspire children from an early age, this helps to develop their scientific curiosity and gives them the investigative skills which they can use in all areas of life, perhaps to become the next Albert Einstein.”
Amanda Davies, Science Leader, King’s Infant School
“Before I moved to this school, Science was my least favourite subject; but after being exposed to the good facilities, wide range of equipment and excellent teaching, I have grown to love the subject verymuch and now want to pursue it as a career.”
Ian Tait, Year 11 at King’s College Murcia