St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

St Joseph’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Science

KS3 Syllabus

KS4 Syllabus

 

“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.” Job 14:7

 

The Department of Science is made up of a experienced team of staff who are highly dedicated and specialised to their subject area.  Qualifications are offered up to GCSE Level including Core Science, Additional Science and individual GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Students are encouraged to be innovative and think about how Science affects everything we do – from how we function to the science behind our cameras and the components of the food we eat.  The faculty provides lessons that are active and engaging, maximising the interest and enthusiasm of our students, so that lessons are thoroughly enjoyed and understood.

 

We have a Curriculum Area Leader for Science who is supported by a team of 7 Teaching Staff. Their teaching is complemented by 3 laboratory technicians who work in our laboratory preparation rooms to ensure that all of the practical Science lessons go ahead smoothly.  We have six science laboratories and endeavour to promote lessons that are imaginative, creative and involving current affairs.

 

Science stimulates and excites students’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage students at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  Through science, students understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. Students recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.