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The science department has the aim of providing a broad and balanced science curriculum. This begins at Key Stage 3 where our students develop understanding relating to scientific techniques, safe practices and producing good experimental write-ups.
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The curriculum offered in school encompasses the National Curriculum and beyond at Key Stage 3, ensuring that students apply their knowledge to everyday situations wherever possible. The curriculum is delivered in modules drawn from all aspects of science and aims to develop not only scientific knowledge, practical investigative skills and concepts, but also develop the ability to analyse data, understand how new ideas evolve, be able to relate science to their own lives and use their knowledge to make informed decisions.
By Key Stage 4, students are regularly challenged to perform the independent planning of investigations so that safe and scientifically valid procedures can be carried out. The goal of such investigations is to develop skills of scientific enquiry and encourage them to be world class problem solvers. Working scientifically is the sum of all the activities that scientists do.
Ultimately, it is hoped that the students will have gained the curiosity to continue to learn more about the world in which they live.
The long term plan (LTP) for each year group can be downloaded below.