A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
St Barnabas and St Paul’s recognises that it is vitally important to develop secure understanding of concepts. This is developed progressively by encouraging a lively and enquiring mind. The context in which Science is taught is carefully considered, enabling pupils to begin to acknowledge the relevance of the subject in the real world and make strong mathematical links. Indeed, this concept leads to the stimulation and motivation as well as the realisation of the importance of Science and Scientists in our lives at present and in the future.
‘Science is more than a body of knowledge; it’s a way of think, a way of sceptically interrogating the universe.’ - Carl Sagan
‘The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious- the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.’ –Albert Einstein