The vast majority of our pupils study triple Science which results in the award of three separate IGCSE grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

On the basis of assessment in the first two years of the course, some pupils study Dual Science in Year 11 leading to two IGCSE grades. Dual Science pupils will only sit Paper 1 in each Science discipline.

Further information can be found on the individual subject pages.


The department offers Science Club on a weekly basis along with trips to exhibitions, lectures and activity days to enhance its award winning STEM provision within the school. Regular visits include The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Each year the department celebrates National Science Week and participates in the Salters Chemistry Festival, Biology and Physics Challenges and the Society for General Microbiology’s annual competition.

Pupils are also encouraged to lead their own activities such as Scientific Journal Club and The Physics Society.  Our pupils also write, design and edit Strickland, a termly science magazine.