Our Science and Computing Departments makes learning science a stimulating and exhilarating experience. Through theory and practical experiments as well as insightful trips and online webinars from expert speakers, it is enough to enthuse any budding young scientist.
Biology is essentially a practical subject, both in the laboratory and in the field, and great emphasis is placed on this at The Grange. Practical work involves observation of biological material (both living and preserved), carrying out experimental investigations in the laboratory and field studies in the local environment and further afield. Recent expeditions have seen us travel to The Galapagos Islands, Borneo and Mexico. There is an active lunchtime Biology Club as well as our hugely popular Dave (David Attenborough fan club!).
Chemistry is taught in a compelling, exhilarating and challenging way – it makes our students think but our expert teachers are always on hand to offer support with the difficult bits. Chemistry is known for developing skills such as investigating and analysing, our course specifically helps students excel in the practical side of things.
Our experienced Physics team teach the subject with a focus on developing essential skills such as problem-solving. Extra support sessions are available and if students have a particular passion for an area we look to develop this by offering extra courses such as GCSE Astronomy. Physics also provide plenty of enrichment opportunities and trips, such as our Physics Film Club, the Physics Olympiad and visiting the world-famous CERN institute in Switzerland.
We offer Computing as we recognise the need for our young people to learn vitally important skills that will be required for the future. In the digital age, there is a need to develop logical thinking and problem-solving. These are taught in Computing classes from Year 7 onwards.
Group activities and teamwork in lessons are core parts of the Computing curriculum; after all, that is the way innovation starts, with a few genius minds coming together, working on a new invention until it becomes more widely adopted. Our experienced teachers of Computing make it accessible and creative, based on the foundation of teaching in a practical way so students are in control of their own learning.