|Curriculum Intent Statement|
The Science curriculum from KS3 to KS5 aims to inspire a curiosity in students and allow them to gain insight into the skills scientists require, both from a practical point as well as how to hypothesise; predict; test; observe; problem-solve and conclude.
We aim to develop, across all three disciplines and from Year 7, the scientific literacy; mathematical skills; writing; oracy; researching and reading skills needed to be scientists as well as develop the practical skills whilst paying attention to accuracy, precision and repeatability. We want our students to be able to understand how theories are developed and redesigned when new evidence comes to light, for example, the atomic model. We would like our students to work independently on scientific inquiries where they can select the correct apparatus; follow a method (or their own); observe and measure leading to a critical evaluation of their results.
Throughout our curriculum we aim to develop our students’ wider knowledge of British scientists in particular, and their inventions (linked to equalities and aspirations) whilst also ensuring that our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is enhanced. We will promote British values and the ethos of citizenship throughout our curriculum. Students should gain an appreciation of how Science is important. Our curriculum will also have links to careers (following advice from Gatsby Benchmarks) within all Science disciplines and allow students the opportunity to research and speak to scientists from all fields.
|Learning Journey Key Stage 3 to 5|
Below you will find an overview of the Science Learning Journey that RBA students will experience during key stage 3 to key stage 5.