Science encourages investigation, prediction, observation, interpretation and evaluation. These activities enable students to gather the experience they need to understand the world in which we live.
- To provide the full range of science opportunities as described in the National Curriculum for Wales (2008).
- To encourage an enquiring mind by offering opportunities to experiment and investigate.
- To develop skills and knowledge through investigation
- To develop problem-solving skills through investigation
- To develop skills of thinking, communication, ICT and number within the programmes of study for Science
- To provide interesting, enjoyable, relevant and challenging activities within the Science curriculum
Teaching and Learning
Key Stage 3
Science is taught on a three-year rolling programme, ensuring that all the elements of the science programme of study, interdependence of organisms, sustainable earth and how things work are met. Activities are designed to facilitate students to build on to previous learning and can also be included in cross curricular themes.
Key Stage 4
At key stage 4, there is a two-year rolling programme which covers organisms & health, chemical & material behaviour, environment, Earth & universe and energy, electricity & radiations. Students will follow activities in the rolling programme within which the material will be used in ways appropriate for the learners’ age, experience, understanding and prior achievement.
Assessment at key stage 4 can lead to accreditation by the W.J.E.C