In reality, all of these subjects are intimately intertwined, and our teaching reflects this. Each subject borrows from the other ones and, thanks to this unique interdisciplinary approach, our students are able to appreciate more deeply the intricacies and complexities of natural phenomena.

Head of Department
Dr Jakub Mikoszewski
Biology, University of Warsaw

Eye-opening discussions, unforgettable practicals and exceptional teachers – those are the things that make learning the Natural Sciences at Akademeia one of the best experiences you could ever have. Studying these subjects offers a completely new outlook on the surrounding world and the skills to explore its complexity and beauty to its fullest. All those aspects definitively make the department worth discovering, if not pursuing, by all new students.

Paulina, Year 10 student

Our students and teachers have three well-equipped lab rooms at their disposal. During Physics, Chemistry, and Biology laboratory sessions, not only do students perform experiments, but also they learn how to interpret and present data. Experiments conducted during Biology lab classes include, for instance, using oxygen sensors and data logging system to observe aerobic respiration or testing the impact of various factors on permeability of membranes including the use of colorimetric devices.

Dr Jakub Mikoszewski
Head of Natural Sciences Department


IGCSE (YEARS 10 & 11)Section 1 – The Nature and Variety of Living Organisms
Section 2 – Structures and Functions in Living Organisms
Section 3 – Reproduction and Inheritance
Section 4 – Ecology and the Environment
Section 5 – Use of Biological Resources
A LEVEL (YEARS 12 & 13)Unit 1 – Molecules, Diet, Transport and Health
Topic 1 – Molecules, Transport and Health
Topic 2 – Membranes, Proteins, DNA and Gene Expression
Unit 2 – Cells, Development, Biodiversity and Conservation
Topic 3 – Cell Structure, Reporoduction and Development
Topic 4 – Plant Structure and Function, Biodiversity and Conservation
Unit 3 – Practical Skills in Biology I
Unit 4 – Energy, Environment, Microbiology and Immunity
Topic 5 – Energy Flow, Ecosystems and the Environment
Topic 6 – Microbiology, Immunity and Forensics
Unit 5 – Respiration, Internal Environment, Coordination and Gene Technology
Topic 7 – Respiration, Muscles and the Internal Environment
Topic 8 – Coordination, Response and Gene Technology
Unit 6 – Practical Skills in Biology II

Extra-curricular activities offered

  • Medicine Club
  • Biochemistry Elective
  • Biology Olympiad Elective

If you are curious about the universe, that’s definitely a place for you. Personally, I feel that Natural Sciences A Level courses would be challenging without expanding your knowledge beyond the concepts covered in the classes. This pushed us to reach for books, textbooks and peer-reviewed articles, which enabled us to expand our interests.

Robert, Year 12 student

Studying Physics is a journey through space, time, and curiosity, that same contagious curiosity that pervades children when they admire the marvels of the world where we live. Studying Physics is in fact rediscovering that genuine spirit of enquiry that comes naturally to children. In other words, taking this journey means staying young forever.

Dr Giovanni Peralta
Senior Physics Teacher


IGCSE (YEAR 10)Unit 1 – Forces and Motion
Unit 2 – Electricity
Unit 3 – Waves
IGCSE (YEAR 11)Unit 4 – Energy resources and transfers
Unit 5 – Solid, liquids and gases
Unit 6 – Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Unit 7 – Radioactivity and particles
Unit 8 – Astrophysics
A LEVEL (YEAR 12)Topic 1 – Mechanics
Topic 2 – Materials
Topic 3 – Waves and particle nature of light
Topic 4 – Electric circuits
A LEVEL (YEAR 13)Topic 5 – Further Mechanics
Topic 6 – Electric and Magnetic fields
Topic 7 – Nuclear and Particle Physics
Topic 8 – Thermodynamics
Topic 9 – Nuclear Decay
Topic 10 – Oscillations
Topic 11 – Astrophysics and Cosmology

Extra-curricular activities offered

  • Theoretical Physics Club
  • Experimental Physics Club

One of the most remarkable things about studying Natural Sciences at Akademeia is the people. You can immediately see just how passionate and immersed in the subjects they are – both students and teachers.

In today’s world, this department seems like an obvious choice, providing by far the broadest spectrum of specialities and career paths. The knowledge and skills offered will help fight future pandemics, combat global warming, cure genetic diseases or, who knows, maybe even assist in setting up a self-sustaining human colony on Mars.

Aleksandra, Year 10 student



IGCSE (YEARS 10 & 11)

Section 1 – Principles of chemistry
Section 2 – Inorganic chemistry
Section 3 – Physical chemistry
Section 4 – Organic chemistry

A LEVEL (YEARS 12 & 13)

Unit 1: Structure, Bonding and Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Topic 1: Formulae, Equations and Amount of Substance
Topic 2: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
Topic 3: Bonding and Structure
Topic 4: Introductory Organic Chemistry and Alkanes
Topic 5: Alkenes

Unit 2: Energetics, Group Chemistry, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohol
Topic 6: Energetics
Topic 7: Intermolecular Forces
Topic 8: Redox Chemistry and Groups 1, 2 and 7
Topic 9: Introduction to Kinetics and Equilibria
Topic 10: Organic Chemistry: Halogenoalkanes, Alcohols and Spectra

Unit 3: Practical Skills in Chemistry I

Unit 4: Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry
Topic 11: Kinetics
Topic 12: Entropy and Energetics
Topic 13: Chemical Equilibria
Topic 14: Acid-base Equilibria
Topic 15: Organic Chemistry: Carbonyls, Carboxylic Acids and Chirality

Unit 5: Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
Topic 16: Redox Equilibria
Topic 17: Transition Metals and their Chemistry
Topic 18: Organic Chemistry – Arenes
Topic 19: Organic Nitrogen Compounds: Amines, Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins
Topic 20: Organic Synthesis

Unit 6: Practical Skills in Chemistry II

Extra-curricular activities offered

  • RED (Research, Explore and Develop) Elective
  • UK Chemistry Olympiad Elective

Our students have received offers from the following top universities:

  • University of Oxford, Biochemistry
  • University of Oxford, Biological Sciences
  • University College London (UCL), Biochemistry
  • University College London (UCL), Natural Sciences
  • University College London, Psychology
  • University College London, Astrophysics
  • Durham University, Natural Sciences
  • Imperial College London, Biotechnology
  • Imperial College London, Biological Sciences
  • Imperial College London, Biochemistry
  • Imperial College London, Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • King’s College London, Biochemistry
  • King’s College London, Psychology
  • The University of Edinburgh, Astrophysics
  • University of Warwick, Engineering
  • University of Bath, Natural Sciences