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Science

‘Always question, always wonder’


Curriculum intent and aims

To develop students that are able to question the world around them using the scientific method so that they are able to prove or disprove theories in the wider world.

For this reason our curriculum could be summarised as:           

Science is curiosity in thoughtful action about the world and how it behaves.”  NASA 2020

Through their study of Science, we aim to:

  • Provide students with the language of Science to question how their world and universe works.
  • Provide a broad and balanced knowledge of Science across the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics so that they are informed in evaluating and reflecting on their ever-dynamic world.
  • To provide students with the necessary scientific skills to effectively use the scientific method in so that they can design, investigate, analyse and evaluate scientific research that we pose to them so that they become enquiry-based learners. 
  • To provide students with the ability to ask questions and learning from their mistakes (as all true scientists do), using a scientific approach so that they become adaptable learners.
  • To provide students with the opportunities to apply scientific understanding to real world situations so that they understand their place within the living and non-living world.

“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”  Albert Einstein

Meta-concepts

The eight meta-concepts underpinning the Science curriculum are:

Organisation

Cause and effect

Systems

Scale

Models and patterns

Structure and function

Variation

Scientific enquiry

The curriculum sequence and course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Curriculum Sequence - Science GCSE specification link:

GCSE Specification - Biology

GCSE Specification - Chemistry

GCSE Specification - Physics

GCSE Specification - Combined Science Trilogy

 

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