The CIS Science Department is committed to giving the best all round education to students from an early stage. We also aim to give the best opportunities for students to achieve their potential.

At KS3 we offer a programme of study that enriches students and gives them a solid foundation in scientific enquiry and how science works.

At KS4 we prepare students for IGCSEs and GCSEs as well as arm them with tools required to further their scientific studies in higher and tertiary education.

The CIS Science Department offers the following to their students:


The English National Curriculum for Year 7, Year 8 and

BTEC Applied Science to Year 9 students.


Edexcel GCSE Science .

Edexcel GCSE Psychology beginning in Year 10.

BTEC Applied Science as a continuation from Y9.

Edexcel IGCSE Separate Sciences.

Edexcel IGCSE Biology Separate Sciences; beginning in Year 10.
Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry
Edexcel IGCSE Physics


Science at KS3 is taught 4 hours a week and all Science subjects at KS4 are taught three hours a week by specialist staff in dedicated laboratories that are equipped to UK and international standards. We have a holistic approach that aims to enthuse, educate and inspire the young ones to achieve greater heights.


Assessment is continuous, formative and summative and it is designed to help the student achieve his/her potential. At KS3 and Year 10, students do STEM cross curricular projects, classroom based assessments, home work and end of term 1 and term 3 exams.

In Year 11, students do classroom based assessments, home work, controlled assessments, mock exams and the final external exam in May/June.

Exam results

In 2013, 100% of our students achieved A*- A in GCSE Additional Science and 78% achieved A*-C in GCSE Science.

In 2014, 100% of our students achieved A*- C in GCSE Science, 89% achieved A*- C in GCSE Additional Science and 80% A*- C in GCSE Psychology. All subjects achieved 100% A*- D.

In 2015 Science students also got 100% A*-C  while the mainstream candidates from 2015/2016 also got 100% A*-C. Students from the 2016-17 cohort got 94% A*-C. 100% of the 2017 candidates achieved or surpassed their targets. We would like to congratulate all our candidates and we in the Science Department remain committed to maintaining these high standards.


The Science Department always prides itself in organising educational and entertaining trips, hence the key word: EDUTAINMENT. In 2012 the students went to Zanzibar where they learnt a lot about sea life as well as scuba diving. In 2013, the students went to the Euro Space centre in Belgium where they had hands on experiences on everything to do with space, even manning their own simulated space mission. 2014 saw the students embark on a whirlwind tour of several cities in Italy where they learnt a lot of Science with other cross curricular elements involved. Students enjoyed Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Almalfi coast, Rome’s architecture and art, the Science in Florence and the wonderful Gardaland near Verona. Roll on to 2015, the Science department combined with English and Drama as well as ICT to visit New York and San Francisco including Silicon Valley in February. Science Department also organised a trip to visit the amazing city of Amsterdam at Easter where a lot of Science was learnt from Nemo Science Centre, the nearby Hague and many other places. There were strong cross curricular links with Music and Art with students visiting several famous art museums like the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museums. In 2016, our young scientists enjoyed a trip to NASA in Florida where they learnt a lot about space science. They also went to the Orlando Science Museum and of cause enjoyed the sights and thrills of the parks as well.

Programmes of study and other important information about Science can be found on the Student Intranet. Login here to access them.

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