Science Curriculum Team
‘Future Perspective’ 2012
‘Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.’
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
What we endeavour to create
Science education should offer the highest quality and relevant educational experience to all. Whenever possible we ensure that students are engaged in discussion and are allowed to develop both practical and critical thinking skills through a variety of experiences. An increase in science literacy for all is essential in order to ensure that discussion of the issues is from an informed perspective, that an ethical framework exists and that there is critical appraisal of scientific sources of information.
We hope science is exciting here because it is taught by teachers who are:
- confident in the material they are teaching;
- The curriculum includes contemporary science and practical work which inspires future generations of scientists
- The curriculum fosters wider scientific literacy and allows students to evaluate and consider issues of scientific controversy, regardless of their intention to become future scientists.
Science is taught in 14 well equipped laboratories by 22 teachers supported by 5 technicians. The curriculum drives purposeful study where teachers are able to deliver quality lessons in an environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged.