Science

At King’s, science thrives!

The girls are inspired with a genuine curiosity and a desire to understand why things happen. Lessons are taught by subject specialists with a real passion for both their chosen subject(s) and educating young people.  Although science is considered intellectually demanding by many, pupils at King’s find it rewarding and fun. As a consequence, large numbers opt for one or more sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, post-16, and then continue with their science education at university.

Well-resourced laboratories provide an environment conducive to learning and a wide range of practical activity is possible due to excellent technical support.

Staff produce thought provoking and stimulating teaching and learning activities to ensure that pupils have an enjoyable experience when learning science, become scientifically literate and fulfil their potential academically.

King’s girls have been successful in achieving places on some of the most competitive university courses, winning a prestigious Weizmann scholarship and achieving awards in the Biology Challenge, Physics Olympiad and Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

An extensive extracurricular programme of trips and lectures (many in collaboration with Warwick School), competitions, and clubs encourage pupils to believe science is accessible, challenging and inspiring.  Each year a number of Sixth Formers participate in university-style research.