Curriculum Intent

“The scientist is not the one who gives the right answers; they are the one who asks the right questions”

- Claude Levi-Strauss

Our science curriculum has been designed to enable our learners to develop:

  • A deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the astonishing world in which they live.
  • A robust scientific vocabulary that enables them to access and engage with scientific texts and research.
  • The ability to manipulate and critically evaluate scientific data and information.
  • Proficiency in the skills that underpin scientific endeavour; namely ‘observation’, ‘analysis’ and ‘evaluation’.

Our intent is for our diverse community of learners to become scientifically-literate citizens, who are able to look critically at information as part of their day to day experience and to have the depth of scientific knowledge to question and challenge the misrepresentation of global issues as scientific fact. With this knowledge our students will be empowered to make informed decisions and choices to improve the quality of their lives and the communities in which they belong.

In Biology pupils will develop an appreciation of the natural world, and an ability to use their knowledge gained to be able to care for themselves and their community, such as increasing the biodiversity in the area that they live or working towards enhancing the medical field.

In Chemistry pupils will have an appreciation of how chemicals and materials interact and change in the everyday. They will understand that substances have a lasting impact on the planet and how different materials can be processed, from the importance of reusing and recycling materials to carbon capture to reduce the impact of climate change.

In Physics pupils will understand key physical concepts, and recognise their relevance in observed phenomena and a variety of real-world applications from the weaponization of Science in Warfare to space exploration.

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