Science

Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

(National Curriculum 2014)
 

Science at St Thomas' aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop a secure knowledge and understanding in biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop an understanding of how to work scientifically through practical work using various types of enquiry

  • understand how scientific knowledge and understanding has changed the world we live in and develop an understanding of the uses of science, today and in the future

  • maintain an enthusiasm and curiosity in science through practical, hands-on, fun lessons

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