Key Stage 3In Key Stage 3 students follow the challenging International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. This curriculum pushes them to understand scientific thinking Amongst other things students will learn:
- How to conduct experiments
- Electrical circuits
Key Stage 4In Key Stage 4 students complete GCSE Science. This course is a great foundation for the sciences and allows students to go from Hartsdown to further studies and ultimately STEM based careers.
We work with local universities to give students opportunities to work alongside scientists and understand science based careers.
As part of work to ensure that children get top grades at Hartsdown we are involved in Excellence Days at Dane Court Grammar. During these days students have opportunities to compete with students from Dane Court and to work on Grade 8-9 work.
To encourage students to pursue scientific careers some students have the opportunity to visit Pfizer and understand the diversity of science careers.
Hartsdown runs a popular science club where students are able to explore their own scientific interests under the supervision of the science department.