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Science

The purpose of the Science curriculum at The Howard School is:

  • to share our passion for Science.
  • to allow our students to develop a curiosity for the world around them
  • to enable our students to not just be able to use modern technology but to develop an appreciation for how it works.
  • to allow our students to appreciate the progress we have made as humans and how the ideas and concepts that we take for granted now were once new and often controversial.
  • to dispel our students’ misconceptions about how science and technology work.
  • to develop critical thinking skills, making our students rational, confident young people who can make a positive contribution to society.
  • to develop our students’ problem solving skills and resilience through the teaching of challenging, abstract concepts.
  • to prepare students for the world of work by equipping them with the aforementioned skills, regardless of whether they work in a scientific field or not.

 

Science

Staff

Mr  Bull Teacher of Science
Mr Chambers Teacher of Science
Mr Day Teacher of Science
Mr Harris  Curriculum Coordinator
Mr Heaton Teacher of Science
Mr Hollands Teacher of Science
Ms Jaiyeoba HOY
Ms Lock Teacher of Science
Mr Michelsen AHOY
Mr Midgeley Teacher of Science
Ms Phillips Teacher of Science
Ms Riddell Teacher of Science
Mrs Samuels DHT
Mr Scott Head of Physics
Mr Woolmer HOD
Mr Wymbs Head of Biology

Key Stage 3

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. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. These are our aims at KS3.

Key Stage 4

Gcse science

Key Stage 5: Biology

A Level Biology   OCR 1

Key Stage 5: Chemistry

AS and A Level Chemistry   OCR 1

Key Stage 5: Physics

AS and A Level Physics   OCR 1

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