Purpose of our study
The study of Science gives students a knowledge and understanding of the world around them and the development of investigative skills. Our curriculum covers all three Sciences; Biology, to give a greater awareness of the human body and the natural world; Chemistry, to recognise how atoms and molecules interact and relate to everyday life and the material world; and Physics, to explore the nature and properties of matter and energy, the mechanics of science in action and how the universe behaves.
Our aim is to deliver an extensive and diverse science curriculum which prepares our students for their transition to either the world of work or further education. At St Clement’s, we deliver interactive knowledge-rich lessons which allow all students to be stretched yet feel able to achieve. Our lessons not only develop our students’ investigative skills but also generate real interest in the scientific world and a lifelong love of learning. This creates a culture of high aspirations at St Clement’s High School.
Our curriculum for science aims to ensure that all students:
- acquire core knowledge across Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- feel confident to take risks and work independently in the pursuit of excellence
- gain an understanding of scientific theories and discoveries, past and present
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future
Students are taught:
- a balanced curriculum across all three science from Year 7 to Year 11, with all students working towards at least two GCSE grades in Science
- to develop confidence in planning and undertaking an investigation x to interpret and present data in an appropriate context
- to use scientific evidence to formulate a conclusion