At St. Columba’s Prep School, we believe that fostering a love for science from an early age is key to nurturing curious and inquisitive minds.
From Reception through to Prep 6, our students embark on an exciting journey of discovery as they delve into the fascinating realm of scientific exploration.
Hands-On Learning in State-of-the-Art Science Labs
Science is an integral part of our Prep curriculum, and we are proud to provide our students with a stimulating learning environment in our modern science labs. Here, they have the opportunity to engage in practical experiments, honing their investigative skills and igniting their passion for all things scientific.
Tailored Learning for Lower Prep
In the Lower Prep, we understand the importance of tailoring the science topics to suit the needs and interests of our young learners. We embrace a flexible approach, ensuring that each child’s natural curiosity is nurtured and that they develop a strong foundation in scientific principles.
Empowering Upper Prep Students for GCSE Success
As our students progress to Upper Prep, they are encouraged to grasp the intricacies of science investigations through the lens of variables, moving beyond the concept of “FAIR TESTS.” This approach aligns with changes to the science GCSE terminology, equipping our pupils with essential skills for future academic success.
Prep Six: Mastering Scientific Skills
In Prep Six, we place a strong emphasis on honing essential scientific skills. Our students learn how to collect data, construct various types of graphs, and analyse these graphs to gain meaningful insights into the data. Additionally, they develop the ability to draw scientific diagrams and write detailed scientific conclusions and evaluations for all their experimental work.
Beyond the Classroom: Enriching Science Activities
Our dedication to promoting a passion for science extends beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, we host a range of exciting science activities that go beyond the day-to-day curriculum. These include captivating science weeks, thrilling outdoor activities, intriguing forensic workshops, and much more.
Discover the Full Science Curriculum
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At St. Columba’s Prep School, we strive to ignite a lifelong love for science in our students, empowering them to embrace the wonders of the natural world and cultivate a spirit of curiosity that knows no bounds.