Mr Komolafe - Science Teacher
Aims and Objectives of Science
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
The aims of science are to enable children to:
*ask and answer scientific questions;
*plan and carry out scientific investigations using equipment, including computers, correctly;
*know and understand the life processes of living things;
*know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
*evaluate evidence and present their conclusions as clearly and accurately as they can.
At key stage 4, all pupils follow the curriculum of the Entry Pathways Qualifications in Science Today.
It is designed for students whose needs are not met by the GCSE Curriculum . The assessment is modular and samples of pupil work will be sent for moderation to the exam board (WJEC).
Pupils that can access the GCSE curriculum are entered for the AQA science A(4405). Assessment is carried out by written examination during June in Biology, Chemistry and Physics together with completing an Investigative Skills Assessment.
We organise trips where possible to enrich the knowledge and understanding of our pupils on particular concept or topic. Students in year 10 and year 11(2014-2015) had the opportunity to go to Shoreham PowerStation to enrich their knowledge and understanding on generation of electricity and how the electricity generated gets to our house.