Alongside the traditional disciplines: Chemistry, Biology and Physics, Triple Award Science has been introduced to enhance learning opportunities for our brightest pupils, some of whom also study GCSE Astronomy, which is taught outside the core school timetable.
Starting in 2018, a rolling renovation programme will see 12 specialist laboratories upgraded through three successive summers, providing a first class learning environment.
The renovation of the science facilities will benefit pupils by:
Creating laboratories which are similar to commercial science laboratories, with a focus on greater collaboration, the use of technology, and open space learning.
Reinforcing RBAI’s position as a leading academic institution with an enviable track record in science.
Providing a stimulating teaching and learning environment.
2017 – Angus Harley scored 600 out of 600 in A2 Physics, the highest score in Northern Ireland. Having achieved third place in his A2 Mathematics during his lower sixth year (Year 13), Angus is now reading Engineering at Jesus College, Cambridge.
2016 – Omar Helmy achieved the highest A2 scores in Northern Ireland for Chemistry and Biology, enabling him to read Medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge.
“During early lab work with my peers at Stanford, I was struck by how well we had been prepared at Inst. Having worked in a range of scientific laboratories around the world, I see that these proposals are perfect for future pupils.”Alastair Herron (RBAI 2006-13)