Science department aims:
To create a challenging environment which raises standards of achievement and the quality of teaching and learning in Science for all students, leading to whole school improvement in performance.
The department will provide learners with a high quality and stimulating educational experience within an exciting, stimulating and supportive environment.
It will be an active contributor to local and national developments within science and will encourage young people to pursue science beyond 16. It will provide learners with the appropriate learning pathways so that they develop the skills needed to be active citizens within an increasingly scientific world and to progress into employment, further training and higher education according to their individual abilities, aptitudes and ambitions.
BTEC Applied Science has been incorporated into the Science curriculum with all pupils on target to achieve the equivalent of one A* – C grade GCSE.
We will be active partners in a learning society with local families of the school and the wider community, sharing resources and outstanding practice.
The aim of the Science department is to ensure that 100% of our pupils achieve the minimum of one GCSE.
What is Science?
Science is exciting. Science is a way of discovering what’s in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future. Scientists are motivated by the thrill of seeing or figuring out something that no one has before.
Science is useful. The knowledge generated by science is powerful and reliable. It can be used to develop new technologies, treat diseases, and deal with many other sorts of problems.
Science is ongoing. Science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe, and as it does, it leads to new questions for future investigation. Science will never be “finished.”
Science Subject summary 2016/17