Science at Kenton aims to inspire pupils to gain a deep knowledge of the world around them. We purposefully transform laboratory Science into a fun and interactive learning experience that links Science to real life phenomena and issues which equips our pupils to become scientifically literate.


As science is able to link direct practical experience with ideas, it engages learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  Pupils at Kenton College learn to question and discuss the science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.


In the Senior School at Kenton we start the C.E. syllabus in Year 6. This means that we have an extra year to complete the fundamental principles of the course early on. During this ‘introductory’ stage, Year 6 pupil develop familiarity with laboratory procedures, including the use of Bunsen burners and safe practice. They meet a wide variety of chemical reactions and learn various measurement techniques in relation to forces and energy. From Year 5, pupils have their science lessons in two dedicated laboratories.


In Year 7 the work carried out by the pupils becomes more demanding and expectations are raised even further.  During this year the bulk of the C.E. work is done. The pupils become comfortable with using laboratory apparatus and are able to concentrate more fully on the underlying principles that their practical work is uncovering.  The C.E. course is completed by the end of the Michaelmas Term in Year 8. This leaves time for a comprehensive revision course before the mock exams.


For pupils with aspirations of secondary school scholarships that involve a Science examination (and have their scholarship applications supported by Kenton), the department boasts subject specialists with secondary school Science teaching experience to prepare pupils fully.


Kenton College Preparatory School