The Physical Sciences aim to challenge, enthral and satisfy the curiosity of the current generation of teenagers. The course follows a spiral approach in which concepts are first introduced in a simple way and, in later years, these concepts are revisited and studied in greater depth. This conceptual progression allows for increased cognition.The course covers concepts within the realm of Physics and Chemistry and is further broken down into the following strands:
The facilities available for our girls to learn Science are modern and cutting edge. Practical work is a large part of the curriculum. Our girls leave St Mary’s extremely well equipped to tackle the Sciences at University level.
For admission into a Science-focused Bachelor’s Degree, many faculties will require a minimum achievement of 50 - 59% in this subject. Generally, pupils with good mathematical ability find it easier to achieve in the Physical Sciences.This department also administers and designs the curriculum for the Natural Sciences which provides girls with the opportunities to explore science in a hands-on manner at their own pace, while obtaining the scientific skills required to proceed to senior level Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.