Science stimulates and excites students’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.
Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its world-wide development. They learn to question and discuss science based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. Our science curriculum recognises our local context and will develop skills and knowledge which have currency at a local, national and international level.
Our science curriculum seeks to set high academic aspirations, reflect local and regional employment opportunities and broaden horizons through an extensive programme of international links.
Content may vary slightly but fundamental aspects of each topic are as below. Curriculum plans are renewed and amended annually.
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