Science is the study of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It helps students to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our curriculum purpose in Science is to provide the foundations for understanding the material world through the teaching of knowledge, scientific methodology, scientific processes and applications of Science.
Students will develop an understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society so that students understand the world around them and the society that they live in, in order to develop well-rounded and informed global citizens. The study of Science helps to promote student’s understanding, respect and tolerance of a range of beliefs, opinions and cultures, both past and present.
Our curriculum aims for Science are framed around the National Curriculum and the exam specifications we follow and is rich, broad and varied and carefully sequenced to allow our students to:
- gain extensive, relevant scientific knowledge and understanding of the methods and processes and uses of science.
- develop their understanding of the different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them, including local contexts and the wider world.
- develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other learning environments.
Students will engage in scientific enquiry to develop as critical and reflective thinkers, with inquisitive minds. They will ask relevant questions about the world around them and develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science. They will develop curiosity about the natural world, insight into how science works, and an appreciation of its relevance to their everyday lives.
We will implement this in Science with the aim of ensuring our students can be the best they can be.