Exciting Science

Sharing Experiences and Knowledge with Pupils in Other Schools


Our Middle School pupils have taken their project about extracting and manipulating DNA structures to other local schools in order to share the exciting practical project but also leave open the moral and ethical questions as to what we could do with DNA manipulation and the eradication of disorders and syndromes; the reality of the conundrum is extremely acute! Such ethical questions have been taken up by sixth form students as part of their Politics and Science A'Level courses.

Science for Understanding The World Better

Relevance and Accessibility


Our world is a complex place, particularly when abstract principles are hard to follow when you have cognitive disabilities. Making science relevant, engaging and meaningful drives our curriculum.

Differentiation of the National Curriculum occurs to ensure our pupils access age-related science topics, ensuring what we teach builds on their functional skills and functional understanding of our world and our lives.

Biology, Physics and Chemistry


The practical application of these subjects is our focus, to ensure their relevance in our lives. However, our curriculum is not limiting to just functionality. The wonder of the solar system can inspire and relate to spirituality and religion. Knowing about forces is tied into teaching about mechanics - cars and road safety. Topics are also geared towards needs and keeping ourselves safe, such as the values and dangers of alkalis and acids in the home, their prominence in cooking and gardening for improved crops of vegetables/flowers.

CAPPS


Our assessment system supports the growth of knowledge and skills across scientific principles, knowledge and understanding. Our CAPPS enables children to make progress in areas of strength, whilst ensuring gaps are identified to build on with further instruction/teaching where relevant to the child.