Scientific literacy and critical thinking is crucial in the modern world in order that young people are equipped to make informed choices throughout their lives.
The science department at Waldegrave School is a successful and vibrant place that works to inspire all our students to be inquisitive, questioning, creative and empowered.
We encourage students to go beyond the curriculum through competitions, after school clubs, attendance at scientific lectures, visits to museums and universities, taking part in discussions, researching ideas, STEM activities, joining societies at school and much more.
Students at Waldegrave are taught separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics from Year 7 onwards by specialist teachers. Lessons ensure that all students are appropriately challenged and everyone can experience success. We focus on developing important transferable skills like theorising, analysis and application.
Our GCSE and A level results are outstanding.
The numbers of students choosing to continue science at A level and beyond is a testament to the success of the department and the hard work and dedication of all the science staff, teachers and technicians alike.