Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
At St George’s, we use a question-based approach to delivering the science curriculum, which encourages the children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Pupils are taught how to describe associated scientific processes and key characteristics in common language, and use technical terminology accurately and precisely. In science lessons they will be asked to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.