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Science and engineering are rapidly growing and important industries in the modern world. Even if pupils do not become scientists or engineers, they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Science is all around us and helps pupils to make sense of the world. A high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  


We recognise the importance of science and strive to maintain a high profile for the subject within our School. Our desire to enthuse and inspire pupils to develop a lifelong love of science is reflected in our curriculum, extra-curricular activities and learning environments.  


A scientist observes, questions, predicts, creates hypotheses, experiments, records data, and then analyses that data. All pupils can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity and our teachers help to facilitate these skills in order for pupils to flourish.  


The overarching aim for our science curriculum is to:

  • Develop pupils’ scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 
  • Enable pupils to make meaningful links between classroom learning and the real world in order to develop their understanding of science. 
  • Develop pupils’ understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  
  • Ensure pupils develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills by designing and carrying out their own investigations. 
  • Equip pupils with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.  
  • Ensure all pupils make excellent progress based on their prior attainment.


 In order for the above to be achieved, we will: 

  • Provide frequent, high quality, real-life experiences related to science. 
  • Provide teachers with opportunities to further develop their subject knowledge. 
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to ask their own questions, experiment and plan their own investigations, giving them the support they need to be able to develop scientific skills. 
  • Provide well maintained, organised and up to date resources, including IT which will support learning.