Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Joint Bus Service: 01235 546565

St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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In Years 7 and 8 we follow our own curriculum in physics with an emphasis on practical work each lesson to give the students an excellent foundation in the topics which will be taught at GCSE. There is an opportunity for independent research in each year, which the students can present as posters in the younger years or presentations as their IT skills develop.

Year 7

In Year 7 we study practical investigation skills then forces, sound, light and astronomy.


Opportunities include the British Science Week Poster competition and Space Club.

Year 8

In Year 8, the students are taught by a specialist in each science and the following topics are studied: static and current electricity, then electromagnetism, energy, motion, moments and pressure.


Opportunities as Year 7 but also includes a trip to We The Curious in Bristol.