At the Mandeville School the Science Department teaches our students to build upon their natural curiosity about themselves and how their universe works. We aspire to ensure our students become informed and responsible members of the community who are able to make critical and well-informed decisions about their environment, society and the ever-changing role that Science has in their daily lives. Our intent is to instil a lifelong passion for Science, that will enable our students to use their learning of Scientific enquiry throughout their lives, whether in later education or in the professional World.
Science is important to our students because through the acquisition of skills and understanding of key principles students will have the opportunity to experience a challenging and diverse learning environment that allows them to take risks with their learning and develop their perseverance skills.
Links to the whole-school curriculum
The Science curriculum is aligned to the whole school Curriculum. The Science curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all the experience life to the full. In the Science department we maintain the Mandeville School Curriculum Principles:
A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.
Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year key stage three provide grounding for success in Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and beyond.
Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing so as to have the information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.
Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean students study a broad range of subjects in Key Stage 3 and have a variety of routes through Key Stage 4 and 5 which are challenging and aspirational.
Science KS4 Curriculum Map