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Curriculum Intent

Our ambitious curriculum allows for mastery of science that will develop our students to be independent self-motivated individuals that can problem solve, analyse, evaluate and create to achieve their potential and lead successful lives. 
We all have the highest expectations of all students and will stretch and challenge them not only to achieve the aims and goals of our exam board specification and the National curriculum but to go 
above and beyond so our students receive a very broad and balanced curriculum. They can then understand and appreciate the power and limitations of science and consider ethical issues which may 
arise in their everyday lives. 
Science provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in 
terms of a small number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are both inter-linked and are of universal application.

These key ideas include:

  • The use of conceptual models and theories to make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena
  • The assumption that every effect has one or more cause
  • That change is driven by differences between different objects and systems when they 
  • interact
  • That many such interactions occur over a distance and over time without direct contact
  • That science progresses through a cycle of hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review
  • That quantitative analysis is a central element both of many theories and of scientific methods of inquiry