We take pride in our Science Department and endeavour to spark enthusiasm and curiosity throughout the curriculum. The Science Department constantly strives to find new ways of making the material accessible and memorable. The lessons are designed to be multisensory and varied. Particular emphasis is placed on any unfamiliar vocabulary and we regularly review key information.
Individualised Teaching Strategies
The Science Department has a long history of creating and adapting tailor-made resources to suit the specific needs of each class. This enables us to differentiate our resources in order to extend the knowledge of classes with higher ability while providing support and challenge for classes with lower ability. We make our own revision notes, worksheets and slideshow animations.
We believe a science education should extend beyond examinations. We aim to provide a good grounding in science that will be useful in everyday life. In addition, we aim to develop key skills that are transferable across the curriculum including team work, debating ethics, assessing reliability, graph skills, internet research skills and the use of technology.
Key Stage 2 Science
Natural curiosity for the environment is the best starting point for learning about how the world works and is rapidly changing. Science is an exciting way for pupils to explore the world around them through practical experiments, inspired by their natural curiosity. We have a hands-on practical approach which makes Science a great opportunity to gain invaluable skills and knowledge.
Pupils are taught in form groups. There are two science lessons each week. Each term has a different theme based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Key Stage 3 Science
Form classes are divided into science groups based on their learning needs. The three sciences are taught separately in these groups. Pupils have 50min of Biology, 50min of Chemistry and 50min of Physics each week.