“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”

Rosalind Franklin

Our aim is to inspire students love of science by teaching them how science is related to their lives and experiences.

We will explore:

  • How to explain the material world and though this develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
  • The practices of science and how scientific knowledge is established through enquiry. Students will appreciate the nature and status of scientific knowledge: for example knowing it is open to revision in light of new evidence.
  • Science’s uses and significance to society and how this relates to peoples lives. This includes the importance of past scientific discoveries as well as the continuing importance of science in solving global problems.

Through years 7 – 11 we teach a science curriculum that is:

  • Spiral; building on key concepts and skills each year.
  • Connected to knowledge students already have.
  • Based on both substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge.

Focus for Assessments: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Working Scientifically.

The cellular basis of lifeHeredity and life cyclesOrganisms and their environmentsVariation, adaptation and evolutionHealth and disease
Substances and propertiesParticles and structureChemical reactionsEarth chemistryDynamic earth
MatterForces and motionSound, light and wavesElectricity and magnatismEarth in space
Scientific thinkingExperimental skills and strategiesAnalysis and evaluationDisciplinary, literacy and numeracy