St James's Church of England High School

St James Church of England High School

'A National Teaching School'

September 2013

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Science

WELCOME TO THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The study of science fires pupils' curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science are rooted in evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change - affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. 

Our aim is to give each student an appreciation, knowledge and understanding of scientific facts, history, methods and applications and to develop their practical and investigative skills. Whether you proceed to advanced studies or finishes your formal Science training at GCSE, our aim is that you have a broad, informed foundation for the future.

Key Stage 3

All students are taught a balanced science curriculum (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and How Science Works) from Years 7 to 9.

All pupils are tested at the beginning of Year 7, and are grouped on ability. Within Key Stage 3 there are multiple opportunities to re-group students dependent on performance in formative and summative tests. Units within Key Stage 3 are specifically designed to engage pupils with Science. Topics range from exploring deep space, describing how heat is able to move through metals all the way to describing how heart transplants are performed.

The Department

We have 7 well equipped Science Laboratories which are supported by 1 prep room. We have a new trolley of laptops available to use and one of our labs also has computers in it.