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Welcome back to Senior School Science



The Senior School Science Department extends a warm welcome to all returning and new students. We hope all students are well rested over the summer holiday and are excited about another inquisitive year learning Science.

We have been busy planning lessons, experiments, after school programmes and the Science Fair for the year ahead.

If you have any questions about this academic year please contact your child’s Science teacher or Mr. Gaynor: Head of the Senior School Science Department.

Setting and aiming to beat your Personal Best (PB).


It’s the time of the year for the first end of topic test. In science, students predict how well they think they will perform and then compare this prediction with their actual grade/mark. Research has shown that students can accurately predict their performance. The comparison of predicted and actual grades forms the basis of a post exam learning conversation and reflection on what the student can do to close the gaps in their knowledge.

The first test will also be used to set their personal best (PB) for the rest of the course, students will track and strive to beat their PB.

By reflecting on their learning and always striving to improve, our students are working towards excellence.

Double Helix Club 2011-12: Season 3- Coke Mentos and Making Slime


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Amazing Scale of the Universe


Wow.Great demo, to highlight the scale of the universe

Double Helix Club 2011-12 Season 1: Coke Menthos and Methane Bubbles



Menthos and Coke

Methane Bubbles


S2 Ruby Displacement Disco Posters


Lonely Hearts- a story of displacement

Double Helix Club 2011-12 Season 1: Jumping Sodium and Flower Chromatography


Chromatography of coloured pigments in flowers

Chem Sumo Wars: What’s your bet? Which metal will win?


Chem Sumo Wars

Use this website to investigate reactivity and displacement reactions.

Term 3 Final Double helix Club: Flame tests, Elephant toothpaste and Alkali Metals


I hope you enjoyed today and this years final Double Helix Club. I’m sorry you did not manage to do the Elephant toothpaste activity for yourselves.



Eggcellent and coketastic density revision


Eggs in different salt solutions

Think about the sugar in normal coke and how this effects its density the next time you open one. Also note the refraction of light in this photo.

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