Science

Bringing Science to Life within the British School Curriculum

The study of Science forms part of the core of the British school curriculum. As such, all students at the British School of Bucharest are expected to study integrated Science at Key Stage 3 and specialised Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Students may choose to study one, two or three Science subjects at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

All Science lessons are taught in one of four fully equipped laboratories. Our Science Faculty firmly believes in a practical, investigative approach to learning, and this allows for plenty of fun experimental work to engage students. Our aim is to train students to ask questions and develop a line of enquiry based on observations of the real world, alongside prior knowledge and experience.

Science is an increasingly popular subject choice at IGCSE/GCSE and A Level, with many students opting for more than one Science at IGCSE/GCSE and increasing numbers of students continuing with Science at A Level.

Whilst examination results are important, we do not view Science as being purely theoretical within the British school curriculum. We understand that students of all ages benefit greatly from regular exposure to experimental work and fieldwork to develop their investigation, analysis and evaluation skills. Such an approach encourages them to view scientific problems in an imaginative and creative way and allows them to appreciate and be truly fascinated by the wonder of Science.