Science is a subject that stimulates and excites people’s curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Science links direct practical experience with ideas. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This encourages critical and creative thought.
It is intended that through their lessons in Science pupils will:
- Become actively involved in their own learning;
- Enjoy learning about Science and find interest, challenge and fulfillment;
- Achieve the highest level of success commensurate with their age, ability and aspirations;
- Develop an increased awareness of the relevance and significance of Science in today’s world and of its social, economic and environmental applications and implications;
- Be encouraged to become scientifically literate members of society by improving their knowledge and understanding of Science;
- Become equipped for adult life by developing scientific skills such as curiosity, objectivity and perseverance, and by exposure to scientific processes such as observing, criticising and evaluating information.
Because Science is a forward thinking subject area and we are always looking for opportunities to bring innovative experiences into our lessons. As part of this, we will be teaching a scheme of work which uses ICT (Information Communication Technologies) skills within the context of Science at Key Stage 3. All Year 7 and 8 students will have dedicated ICT lessons once a fortnight throughout the school year, as well as having opportunities to develop ICT skills within the context of investigations. Through these lessons we will seek to teach students skills which are useful across the curriculum, as well as those which are specific to Science.
Areas to be covered:
- How to use the school ICT resources e.g. emails, networks and OneDrive
- Getting the most out of learning e.g. use of Doddle Learn, the school website, Science exam bank, Kerboodle
- Communicating effectively with others
- Working collaboratively on projects
- Use of a range of common software e.g. internet browsers and Microsoft Office
- Collecting and interpreting data
- Effective research online
- Design and media presentation
Our first focus this year will be on developing skills which enable students to work together on a project, investigating the use of plastic by society. Students will have to use a range of resources over several lessons to research their own ideas, collect and analyse data and present their work to others
Good use is made at all Key Stages of the departments dedicated ICT lab and greater use of data logging to enhance the practical nature of Science is being developed with our new status of Maths and Computing College.
Mr D Rose (Head of Department) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs R Wilkes (2nd in Department)
Mr S Hatton
Ms G Hearn
Mr L Wormstone
Mr T Bate
Mr J Wheatcroft
Mrs N Winmill
Dr E Sonnex
Mr J Davidson
Mrs L Perry
Ms N McGroarty