Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Following the programmes of study in the Common Entrance syllabus, pupils will acquire and develop these attributes throughout their years at Abberley.
Tell me and I’ll forget
Show me and I may remember
Involve me and I’ll understand
Science promotes communication in a specific and precise language involving mathematical and logical thinking. It allows pupils to develop ways of finding out for themselves and gives them problem-solving experience.
As their knowledge and understanding increases they become more proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment in our fully equipped laboratories. By collating and interpreting results they grow increasingly confident in their own ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence. Thinking sustainably, science at Abberley Hall fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living.
Science allows pupils to develop original ideas and a questioning attitude: they are
encouraged to be open-minded and to try and make sense of all they see.
Other than covering the almost GCSE level syllabus by the age of thirteen, we also enjoy many open-ended activities where our young scientists are encouraged to recognise the need for fair testing and develop their own investigations.
We believe that Science should be a skill for life, and also a love for life.