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Break time is over and all the students are enjoying their final activities of the day here at Thames Young Mariners 👭🚣‍♀️— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Have a safe flight home✈️ We look forward to seeing you all and hearing about your time in Spain🇪🇸— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Final night awards on the beach— Miss Flanigan () September 28, 2023


The last of our Year 7 cohort are currently at for a day of thrilling team building and fun. We hope our students are having a wonderful time participating in the activities!— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Stunning scenes at the top of Parque del Mirador this morning on our way into El Raval— Miss Flanigan () September 27, 2023


Data collection today in the city centre to investigate the human elemennts of Geography in Barcelona— Miss Flanigan () September 27, 2023


Wow🤩 Our A Level students sure are making the most of the lovely sunshine in Spain!🇪🇸The perfect weather for completing their ☀️— Waldegrave School () September 27, 2023


Sediment analysis on Playa de Grills. Calipers, rulers and clipboards ✅— Miss Flanigan () September 26, 2023


Morning classroom session has begun on a sunny morning in Barcelona. Recapping longshore drift before heading to Cap de Grills to test it’s direction and strength here.— Miss Flanigan () September 26, 2023


We hope our Year 13 Geographers have been enjoying their time in Barcelona🇪🇸 ☀️ We cannot wait to hear all about their trip upon their return later this week! ✈️— Waldegrave School () September 27, 2023


The Year 13s have landed in Barcelona! 🇪🇸✈️— Miss Flanigan () September 25, 2023


After the success of last year’s 💚 we are pleased to be hosting another bake sale!🧁🍰 Cakes will be on sale to students and staff at break and lunch tomorrow so don’t forget to bring some money to school!— Waldegrave School () September 25, 2023


Join us for our Sixth Form open evening on 19 October to find out more about our exciting range of courses available to students!🏫 Limited number of tickets are available so book quickly to avoid missing out! Reserve your place here:— Waldegrave School () September 20, 2023


Our Y7s are settling in well as they continue our tradition🤩Today’s group have enjoyed an awesome day of outdoor activities including team building exercises, kayaking, and raft building!🚣‍♀️🏄‍♀️🌦️— Waldegrave School () September 19, 2023


Year 13 English Literature students loved seeing Kedar Williams-Stirling in the flesh in last night. Buzzing all the way home!— Waldegrave School () September 15, 2023


📣 Open Morning Tours 📣Tour dates are now available for Year 5 & 6 families to reserve tickets to one of the below dates, but be quick as there are limited spaces! We look forward to meeting you😊 Full details at:— Waldegrave School () September 8, 2023


If your child is anxious about going back to school, here are some things you can do to support them and encourage them to talk about how they are feeling.— YoungMinds () August 28, 2023


It has been a successful first day of Sixth Form Enrolment! We are really excited to be welcoming our new Sixth Form cohort🤩— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023


🎉GCSE success at Waldegrave🎉91% achieved at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above, 76% achieved 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 5 and above, 47% of all grades were at Grade 7 or above! Well done🥳👏— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023


Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who received their today. We are so proud of your achievements!👏🎉— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023


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