Statement of Intent
We aim to equip students with knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum for Science. Students at The Beacon School will develop an understanding and awareness of the science that surrounds them and each individual subject is an integral aspect of their daily lives as well as how the 3 sciences interlink and cross link with other subjects.
Children will know more and remember more. Their prior knowledge from KS2 is considered as well as their skills and vocabulary and build upon these in subsequent years groups. Our curriculum seamlessly links on to further education through its interlinked topics and concepts throughout with our resolve to not only teach to a high academic standard but to inspire students to take Biology/Chemistry/Physics post 16 as well as become global citizens.
The science education that they receive should provide every student equally with opportunities to enable them to make informed decisions. The aims can be summarised as:
To ensure students develop scientific knowledge and understanding of chemistry
To develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiry that help them to answer questions about the world around them.
To relate their scientific knowledge to its uses in society and in the future.
Ultimately therefore, through the learning of Science, we want to prepare the students with transferable skills they can use in the future as informed citizens as well as providing a strong foundation for a specialised scientific career.