This group comprises Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Design Engineering (incorporating Electronics) and *Information Technology. The importance of these subjects should be self-evident.
All boys study Sciences up to GCSE, as part of the Core, with a decision made at the end of the Remove year on who will sit the Dual Award and who will be examined in Triple Science.
The lesson allocation for Science is three periods each in the Shell year and four each in the GCSE years (regardless of whether the final qualification is Dual Award or Triple Science).
In the Shell year, there are four periods allocated to Design Engineering, while Computational Thinking is incorporated into the Critical Thinking Programme, on two periods a cycle.
In the sixth form, all subjects are taught for ten periods a cycle. *However, please note that we do not offer formal qualifications in Information Technology/Computer Science at either GCSE or A level.