Recognising our students come with varying experiences of the sciences and starting points, the aim of the science curriculum is to build a solid understanding of the fundamental aspects of science alongside the skills scientists require in writing, forming explanations, facing challenge, building resilience, confidence, and the joy of discovery.
The science curriculum will give students the opportunity to:
Develop effective literacy and communication skills – therefore creating learners who are confident and competent readers, writers, and speakers.
Think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
Become confident and competent in the full range of practical skills, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
Understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Identify connections between subject areas and become aware of the big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding.
Develop and use a range of mathematical skills that can be applied to the world in which they live.
Studying science enables students to learn and develop skills which will allow them to access careers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industry. These can include: