The teaching of science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information which will contribute to an overall understanding of how and why things work like they do. Science is able to explain the mechanics and reasons behind the daily functioning of complex systems, which range from the human body to sophisticated modern methods of transport. Children and students are able to use this knowledge to understand new concepts, make well-informed decisions and pursue new interests. Science also helps to provide tactile or visible proof of many facts we read about in books or see on the television; this helps to increase understanding and helps children and teenagers to retain that information.
Many students find science extremely inspiring and interesting. Science instils a sense of intrigue and enables students to develop understanding and form questions based both on the knowledge they already have and the insight they wish to gain in the future. Students who excel in science lessons are likely to develop a strong ability to think critically.
At KS3 the science National Curriculum plan is supported by Pearson’s ‘Exploring Science’ texts and resources. The relevant key science skills for each year group are delivered through topics. Exploring Science will form;
- A rich and stimulating learning experience – Exploring Science: Working Scientifically Student Books present Key Stage 3 Science in the series’ own unique style – packed with extraordinary photos and incredible facts – encouraging all students to explore, and to learn
- Clear learning outcomes are provided for every page spread, ensuring students understand their own learning journey
- New Working Scientifically pages focus on the skills required by the National Curriculum and for progression to
KS4 science follows the iGCSE topic areas for the three individual sciences. The science skills are taught through the topic areas.
We believe that the science laboratory practicals and demonstrations should be the cornerstone of our science courses.