The science curriculum aims to provide pupils with the powerful knowledge and in depth subject learning that will allow them to make informed choices during their life. Learners have access to the best that is thought and said so that no door is closed to them. The young people are educated with excellence and equity, building on cultural capital so that they feel prepared for the world of work and become successful global citizens.
The science curriculum ensures that:
- Pupils develop their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world which they live in. Thus learners are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science in their life today and in the future.
- Teachers utilise the best of what is thought and said to allow pupils to gain theoretical and practical knowledge, which will allow them to achieve academic excellence.
- Content is meticulously planned and well sequenced to ensure powerful knowledge is built on solid foundations using cognitive science to maximise knowledge retention.
- Pupils develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery, by providing opportunities and experiences to inspire pupils to succeed.
- Pupils will develop their numeracy and literacy skills to articulate scientific information (including written explanations, diagrams, graphs and charts) using the correct vocabulary and present it in a systematic, scientific manner.
- Pupils gain confidence and motivation and are empowered with knowledge and skills for the next stage of their education and life experiences.
- All pupils are able use scientific literacy to make informed and reasoned judgments in life, employing critical thinking and an analytical mind-set when needed.