In our Science curriculum we aim to equip every young person who joins our school with the skills necessary to allow them to access their academic next steps.
Science at Springwell Harrogate contributes significantly to pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of the world and their place within it right from Key Stage 3 to 4. It is made accessible to all pupils through a focus on practical work, first-hand experience and STEM projects designed to inspire and engage learners. Teaching key skills such as making observations, predictions and evaluation of first-hand observations are of equal importance to knowledge and understanding.
The emphasis at KS3 is catering Science to student interests, curiosity and everyday life. Threaded through the curriculum is the breadth of science specialisms; Biology, Chemistry and Physics giving students a flavour of key concepts which help them think more deeply about the world around them.
The learning of science is greatly focused towards building independent and problem-solving skills to allow pupils to develop their own ability to explore and find things out in science with enquiry-based learning.