Science

The Science Department is housed in two spacious, fully equipped laboratories, each with interactive whiteboards.

The laboratories are used by the specialist science teachers and their classes, as well as by the Lower Prep for aspects of their IPC curriculum. The labs are supported and maintained with the assistance of a laboratory technician. Our main ethos is to provide an engaging learning environment, with exciting practical investigations being the focus of the majority of lessons, moving away from more formal and formulaic written assessments. Twice-yearly examinations are conducted, and progress monitored through regular practical work. ICT is a part of the curriculum and pupils have every opportunity to use it in their daily lessons. Internet research, data-handling and logging, and project work are typical applications of this essential and effective tool. Mount Kelly’s grounds boast a healthy diversity of flora and fauna and we have our own greenhouse, a poly-tunnel, pond and environmental study area as well our own lake and access to the River Tavy. The whole campus is one huge outdoor classroom!