The different lessons in the sciences department
An integral part of Florimont’s mission is teaching sciences. By mixing pleasure and thoroughness students are encouraged to learn and understand. We live in a resolutely technical world where sciences play a key role. “Preparing young people to face the world” therefore means learning about science.
Science subjects are discovered and learnt first and foremost through experimentation. That is why practical work has a central place in the scientific curriculum for students. From when they start at the Middle School until the end of the Secondary School, pupils meet in smaller groups to learn and practice the scientific approach, that is to say (i) to ask questions, create hypotheses; (ii) document, observe, experiment, model; (iii) analyse the results, interpret; and (iv) draw conclusions about the original hypothesis.
There are laboratories for each subject, cutting-edge teaching materials, a computer-assisted experimentation lab, not to mention multi-disciplinary projects, digital sciences and robotics, which all offer our pupils the best conditions to study science.
For students who wish to take math and science studies further, optional lessons are on offer: the MathSciences options. These options, whose curriculum is unique to our school, offer students the possibility to carry out experimental science and mathematics through practical activities. They are available from Year 6 and aim to allow pupils to broaden their scientific culture. There is therefore no shortage of opportunities to develop the scientific spirit and practice at the Institut Florimont.