Science helps our understanding of the world around us
Science is a core subject in the curriculum and all pupils study all three scientific disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) from Year 7 to Year 11. All National Curriculum objectives are met by KS4, and pupils complete a balanced science course leading to GCSE Combined Science or separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses are offered at AS and A level.
Our pupils are growing up in a world in which an understanding of scientific issues is becoming increasingly important in everyday life. We aim to equip them with a factual framework, an appreciation of scientific method, and the ability to formulate questions and evaluate evidence which will enable them to deal thoughtfully and confidently with the world around them.
Development of scientific research and understanding depends on experimental results and observations and so practical work is a vital part of our teaching. Pupils learn to develop their own theories, plan and implement experiments to test them, analyse their results and evaluate their own work and that of others.
Everything we know about the universe is the result of scientific research and experiment.