In their Science lessons pupils find out about the world by acting as a scientist. They learn the ways in which the universe works, and how this relates to the fields of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, as well as the nature of evidence and of uncertainty. In Science pupils learn to study the world through systematic wonder, and to explain the influence of Science upon society.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 pupils are encouraged to learn Scientific skills through practical work, and follow the national curriculum. They study the following topics in each year:
Getting the energy your body needs.
Looking at plants and ecosystems.
Explaining physical changes.
Explaining chemical changes.
Exploring contact, and non-contact, forces.
Magnetism and electricity.
Variation and survival.
Our health and the effects of drugs.
Obtaining useful materials.
Using our earth sustainably.
Motion on Earth and in space.
Waves and energy transfer.
Key Stage 4
Science is such an important aspect of modern life that it is a core subject at Key Stage 4. This means that pupils will all continue to approach Science at Key Stage 4, and will continue to learn in broader and more in depth contexts.
Triple Science is an option at GCSE which is available for the most able and enthusiastic scientists. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to study science further or enter a career in one of the disciplines.
Future uses of Science education
Science, and the development of the understanding of evidence and certainty, is vital in students’ capacity to understand the modern world and make informed decisions. Science also teaches the organisation of thoughts and problem solving. It can also lead to many careers.
Some of which include:
Archaeologist; Biologist; Chemist; Doctor; Engineer; Farming; Geologist; Haematologist; Inventor; Journalism.
There are also many careers for which Science is helpful. These include:
Sports trainer; Beautician; Diver and many others.