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Curriculum Intent Statement
Curriculum statement: Science
‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ - Sir Isaac Newton
| During KS3, students will focus on developing practical skills and how to design a successful investigation through completing the CREST award and investigative units such as forensic science. They will then analyse the data collected from their experiments to form conclusions, allowing them to evaluate the process and develop next steps. |
The transition from KS3 to KS4 will enable the students to deepen their understanding of the fundamental concepts and then explore further topics in detail, continuing the emphasis on practical work as they begin to complete their ‘Required Practicals’.
| Science has cross-curricula links to most subjects: mathematical problem solving; links to Geography through ecology topic; descriptive language to help with the analysis and explanation of graphs; design of practical investigations; use of ICT equipment to collect, record and analyse data. |
Due to the cross-curricula nature of Science, it feeds into many career pathways and opportunities. From medicine, physiotherapy, midwifery, to astrophysics, animal conservation, engineering, sport science, zoo keeping or even a crime scene investigator.
We aim to provide a number of occasions for enrichment, including: