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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Science

Science gives students the opportunity to gain the powerful knowledge that will enable them to understand the workings of the world around them and be informed members of society working towards a better future.

We understand that children are naturally curious about the world around them and actively encourage and nurture their inquisitive nature through their time with us. We strongly believe that promoting an appreciation of the natural world and an understanding of its workings is crucial for building a better future. Our Science curriculum is built around key, powerful knowledge that students learn and practice through their time with us, gradually building in complexity from Key Stage 1 to GCSE level. This key knowledge is underpinned by explicit teaching of the language of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, including both Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary. As well as language skills, students also make progress in their mathematical, analytical, and practical skills, using a wide range of equipment to plan and conduct purposeful experiments to answer scientific questions, make predictions, then analyse results and draw conclusions. These key skills, built on a foundation of knowledge, equip our students for taking the next steps in their lives, whether they plan on taking the subject further or not. We understand and promote the idea that Science opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, but we are also passionate in our position that it is just inherently fascinating! We have a strong, positive ethos that nurtures curiosity and drives all students forward to make progress and achieve their goals.

Science Knowledge Organiser