Latymer Prep School




At Latymer Prep pupils not only learn science but learn to be scientists. Science is a broad body of knowledge as well as a way of thinking and working.  Each year group encounters a minimum of 3 topics in an academic year: one related to biology, one to chemistry and one to physics.  Topics are based on practical work, where scientific skills are learned and applied, and discussion, where pupils learn to be science communicators.  Topics are progressively more challenging over the 4 years.  Years 4 and 5 undertake a research based project. In Year 6 students complete an experimental based assignment .  Science presents opportunities to develop creative and imaginative thinking and pupils are encouraged to extend their science experience beyond the classroom.  “It’s Not Magic … it’s SCIENCE!”