At St Edward’s Academy we believe that 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.
Pupils should be stimulated to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts. The children should also be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through scientific enquires. The teachers and staff at St Edward’s Academy ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences which develop their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them. We intend to provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced science curriculum.