Why We Study Science
Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science changes lives and is vital for the world’s future prosperity.
Through Science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change - impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.
Science teaches pupils to question and discuss issues that affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.
“Science is an integral part of modern culture. It stretches the imagination and creativity of young people. Its challenges are quite enormous”
Professor Malcolm Longair, Institute of Physics, Cambridge University.
“Science is valuable because it meshes with all our lives and allows us to channel and use our spontaneous curiosity”
Professor Susan Greenfield, Director, Royal Institution
How We Teach Science
Science needs to stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It must also satisfy this curiosity with knowledge.
Therefore, we ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, whilst allowing them to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries.
We aim to not only teach the children scientific knowledge but also what it takes to be a scientist. Working Scientifically and having the freedom to question, plan, make mistakes and correct/investigate are skills, we believe, are essential to ensuring that pupils evolve as scientists and fully engage with the subject.
What Is Special About Science In Our School
Pupils are given the freedom and opportunity to explore, question and investigate. As they progress through the school so does their knowledge and level of scientific independence. This encourages the pupils to work and think like scientists and test theories and ideas throughout each year.