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