What is Science?
Science is the systematic and organised study into the world around us which allows us to gain a deeper and often more useful understanding.
Here in the science department we endeavour to highlight the importance of developing pupils as individuals, contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and environment by fulfilling the following aims.
The aims of the science department are;
- To stimulate and interest and enjoyment of science.
- To provide science knowledge and skills.
- To develop practical skills, including the use of ICT and the evaluation of experimental results.
- To encourage an appreciation of the part played by science in the social, economic, and environmental and technological fields.
We also use every opportunity to enhance the learning experiences for the pupils by going on trips or having visitors to the school. For example in Year 10 we go to the Planetarium, Years 11 & 12 take part in a forensic science workshop with St. Colman’s High School early in the second term, and a regular feature for the science department is the visit from the Exploris Aquarium after Easter.