Science at Knightsbridge School teaches an understanding of natural phenomena, aiming to stimulate students’ curiosity and fascination, finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach students methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Students leave Knightsbridge School equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
On joining the Senior School, students have access to our fully equipped up-to-date science labs, giving them the opportunity to conduct technical and skilled investigations, with support from our experienced lab technician Miss Dawn. A strong emphasis is placed on group work, facilitating the development of cooperation and communication skills.
Students follow the 11+ curriculum where they explore living things and their habitats, the properties and changes of materials, the earth and space and physical processes like forces. In preparation for 13+ students then delve deeper into these concepts, studying science through the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
As students move into GCSE, be it through Combined or Single Science GCSE, there is a greater focus on the applications and implications of science and technology, developing a more complex understanding of how data can be collected and manipulated to support scientific hypotheses. Within their GCSE Biology studies, students are equipped with an in-depth knowledge of cellular structures and processes, including Genetics and well as the range factors affecting our health from pandemics to life-style choices. Often seen as a conceptual subject, Chemistry is brought to life encouraging students to apply their knowledge across a range of contexts such as pharmaceutical and petro-chemical industries, and the environment around us. Physics continues to be a popular subject at GCSE, as students study everything from quantum and particle physics to astronomy.
Being in the heart of London we make use of nearby institutions such as The Science Museum, Natural History Museums and The Royal Institution as well as looking for opportunities further afield to give students the chance to see Science in action.