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22/05/24

🌟🤝 Our Student Parliament members spent the day at becoming trained Anti Bullying Ambassadors through the . Proud of our students for their insightful contributions! pic.twitter.com/E0BZyYJiXP— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024

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22/05/24

More people than ever will vote this year! 🌍🗳️ Professor from captivated our students with insights on the upcoming elections, emphasising the importance of political engagement, even if you can't vote. You're never too young to shape your future! pic.twitter.com/Tb2AQLCIl0— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024

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14/05/24

Our music students have returned from an amazing trip to Lodi, Italy with the European Youth Orchestra! 🎶🇮🇹 They enjoyed rehearsals, met the mayor, performed in a concert, and explored Milan. A huge thank you to everyone involved for making this experience unforgettable! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/wWfgKw7Orw— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024

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14/05/24

Our Year 9 students are doing an amazing job sharing their Theatre in Education skills!📚🎭 Yesterday, they performed at Archdeacon, , and . Tomorrow, they'll visit . Best of luck to them! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/AztLghnykR— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024

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10/05/24

After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶 pic.twitter.com/IxKwYslFHs— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024

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10/05/24

After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶 pic.twitter.com/Nrd2gmxHmZ— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024

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03/05/24

Enjoy the long weekend, Waldegrave! 🌟 Just a reminder that Monday is a bank holiday, so there's no school. Relax, recharge, and we'll see you bright and early on Tuesday! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/ie0an6yFld— Waldegrave School () May 3, 2024

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02/05/24

Our Eco committee, with Sarah & Gaby from , began phase 1 of our replanting project in Digby Court this week to celebrate Earth Day! Huge thanks to Let’s Go Outside and Learn and our supportive for making this possible!🌍 pic.twitter.com/LbjCfJUmll— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024

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02/05/24

🌟 Our Year 8 students had an enlightening visit to the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon! 🙏 They explored the serene gardens, learned about Buddhist worship, and even experienced meditation firsthand.🌿 🏛️ pic.twitter.com/r7IBVZpV07— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024

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26/04/24

🧠✨ Our Year 7 and Year 8 students took on the UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge yesterday! 📊💡 Encouraging problem-solving and mathematical reasoning, they embraced the challenge with enthusiasm. pic.twitter.com/qTo2KwfCNg— Waldegrave School () April 26, 2024

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25/04/24

🌟Our Year 10 students had an inspiring trip to in central London for a World of Work event! They learned about interview skills, post-GCSE options, and networked with young professionals from the Worshipful Company of . pic.twitter.com/Kese2G5z11— Waldegrave School () April 25, 2024

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24/04/24

Friendly reminder to all parents who signed up for our exam stress workshop: It is taking place today at 6:30 PM! 📚 We look forward to seeing you there! pic.twitter.com/wfvCeHEtxy— Waldegrave School () April 24, 2024

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28/03/24

📢 Exciting news! Our Spring Term Magazine is out now! 🌸 Dive into the latest school updates, student achievements, and more. Read it here: https://t.co/82TkPoEdzE#SpringMagazine pic.twitter.com/DWH7St75aM— Waldegrave School () March 28, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luzon from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/iFoNX6Y8yP— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luson from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/EuAEx0IRGb— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to host Stuart Hume from , shedding light on the organisation's mission to foster sustainable investment globally. Stuart's insights ignited our students' passion for positive change and empowered them to transform ambitions into action! 💼🌱 pic.twitter.com/lElcNMtrC6— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

👩‍💼Our Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from representative Sarah Mason on crafting impressive CVs. A big thank you for sharing your expertise and empowering our students to showcase their skills effectively! 📄💼 pic.twitter.com/fSY8Dhsj2d— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

26/03/24

🌍 Our Year 13 Geography students had an enlightening day at the Tutor2U ALevel Geography workshop in Westfield. From interactive sessions in a luxe cinema setting to insightful essay writing activities, our students embraced the learning experience with enthusiasm!📚 https://t.co/M2tGbLyYxv— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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26/03/24

Year 10 History students embarked on a fascinating journey to London Bridge's Old Operating Theatre, delving into the fascinating world of medical history. From ancient surgical techniques to the evolution of medicine, students gained invaluable insights into the past. pic.twitter.com/eVPUNuYUJu— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

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26/03/24

🎨 Year 12 Art students had an enriching oil painting workshop with artist , covering everything from painting mediums to the business side of art. Students honed their skills and gained valuable insights into the artist's journey. pic.twitter.com/E1QIH7nQIM— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

Science

The school’s vision is modelled in the Science curriculum. We believe in inclusive education - that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential. We want to enable our students to maximise their life opportunities – as curious individuals; capable learners and scientifically literate and engaged members of changing society.

Intellectual exploration and discovery are at the core of human progress. Modern scientific enquiry formalises these processes. Studying science allows individuals to connect with the primal inclination to ‘find out why’.

The domain knowledge gained from studying the science curriculum can answer many of the universal questions that people ask over the course of their lives. Additionally, the procedural knowledge learned when studying science allows our students to seek reliable answers to whatever unique questions they have about the world around them. These two aspects form the basis of our science curriculum – ‘Scientific Concepts’ and ‘How Science Works’. Put together, these aspects will enable all students to cultivate their ability to critically assess information, problem solve and create solutions beyond the scope of educational settings.

Children transition from learning concrete ideas in Key Stage 2 to learning and applying abstract concepts to explain natural phenomena in Key Stage 3. The foundational concepts at the heart of our Schemes of Work are in line with the National Curriculum. Science is taught in three distinct disciplines for the first time. 

Science teaches us that wrong turns and mistakes should be welcomed, as they open doors to discovery. This ethos underpins design of the science curriculum and extra-curricular Science Club at KS3, where practical learning opportunities are plentiful.

The autumn term of Year 9 bridges the gap between KS3 and KS4. An enjoyable sense of academic momentum and challenge is achieved through the ‘Scientific Skills’ topic. Our method of delivery links and embeds scientific conventions across the three disciplines through application-based learning tasks.

The teaching of GCSE courses commences after February half term in Year 9. Students study the three disciplines, either as part of Combined Science or Triple Science options. Teaching is led by subject specialists; however, links between disciplines established in the ‘Scientific Skills’ topic are strengthened by continued practical work, the use of scientific conventions and explicit linking of concepts. This encourages students to form a more global view of Science. Students can apply to be Science Prefects. For those students who do not go on to study science Post-16, the KS3 and KS4 science curriculum has provided a loose framework within which they can explore what is meaningful for them. 

Student success as independent learners depends on the ability to interpret text. Examination success and Post-16 progression in science requires students to communicate with clarity and precision. Literacy is crucial and therefore embedded within teaching and learning activities. Where most science curriculums focus on key scientific vocabulary – the lexicalisation of disciplinary language, our curriculum goes further; teaching the grammaticalisation of scientific language. This benefits both the communication and cognition in science of all of our learners.

Key Stage 5 study narrows the path for students. Whilst our A Level courses deepen subject understanding, they enable students to accumulate and refine a wide range of skills necessary for entry into a career or higher education including; literacy, mathematical concepts, analytical and evaluation skills. Students are supported to choose and progress in their pathways through subject support sessions, signposting of resources, work experience and mentorship schemes, UCAS statement help, Medical Society and mock interviews. 

The science curriculum is narrated to students throughout all Key Stages. Teachers encourage students to think about the value of the scientific endeavour by situating their learning within broader contexts. Telling stories about significant developments, introducing personalities from diverse backgrounds, highlighting career opportunities and the potential of science to solve world problems brings science alive and leaves students feeling that their knowledge is relevant and powerful.

 

Biology Learning Plan

Chemistry Learning Plan

Physics Learning Plan