Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

While studying science, our students will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of the subject. They will be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application.

At Key Stage 3, basic knowledge and skills from Key Stage 2 are built upon with informative lessons using specialist resources and scientific experiments to hone basic investigational skills. At GCSE level, independent learning is a fundamental aspect and is encouraged. Students are given regular opportunities to attend intervention and enrichment sessions offered by the science department. With the new GCSE examinations increasing in length and number, we feel it is important to build up our students’ resilience and perseverance by equipping them with resources and strategies to use, especially in relation to exam technique and questions. At Key Stage 4 we put a lot of emphasis on past paper questions, analysing mark schemes and using these to help students assess each other’s responses.

Contact:

Mr. O. Al-Khatab
oal-khatab@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

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Science 5 Year Curriculum Map

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Science Syllabus

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“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations.”

Professor Stephen Hawking

“I really enjoy science because I get to learn how and why things work. With practical work you get to work in groups and try things for yourself to understand how they work."”

Year 10 Student