Science is concerned with discovering and describing the world around us by observing and experimenting. Those observations and experimental results allow us to understand natural phenomena and make predictions about how things behave, whether they’re living things, chemical reactions or physical events. Throughout their five years at Venerable Bede, we intend that pupils will:
- Improve their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science
- Learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills and
- Develop their ability to critically evaluate claims based on science.
DEEP Curriculum Overview
We have organised our lower school DEEP curriculum to cover the basic content to build a good foundation for further study. We have ensured that in these two years there is as much representation of the core practical work and key content as possible with these being assessed throughout the course.
In upper school, our DEEP curriculum provides time for pupils to develop their scientific understanding and add to the earlier foundations with frequent opportunities to review and consolidate important concepts.
The GCSE exam board for Science is Edexcel.