The intent for our Science curriculum is that it is relevant, inspiring and accessible to all. It is designed to lay the foundations for students to have future careers in Science, whilst also being of value to all. In addition to teaching the National Curriculum, it is designed to develop students’ curiosity of phenomena, understanding of concepts and awareness of everyday applications of Science. The practical component enables students to develop the necessary investigative and practical skills for a future in Science, as well as developing life skills such as enquiry, teamwork, and analysis.
Students learn the impact of Science on communities and the wider world, so they develop an understanding of how decisions about scientific issues; often with ethical implications are made and how Science contributes to the success of the economy and society. Students are presented with opportunities to analyse data and information on scientific issues so they can make informed decisions and develop life skills such as critiquing, debate and literacy.