Science

KS2, KS3 and KS4 Science …

Our KS2 science courses enables pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions.

Our year 5 and year 6 pupils encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates.

By participation in our courses they begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time and are immersed in activities to help them select the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information.

Pupils are taught how to draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their ideas, and their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings. At the end of our courses our KS2 pupils are ‘Working and thinking scientifically’ and ready for the new challenges of KS3.

Students taking our science course at KS3 level will have the opportunity to re-engage with basic scientific theories and key foundational knowledge that they may not have attained due to missing important parts of the curriculum. If a child or young person finds science particularly difficult, this course offers ideal preparation for GCSE level work by developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them and building the vital skills needed for GCSE.

Our KS4 science course involves several pathways of study that consider the individual capabilities and subject preferences of students taking the course. Because our alternative learning provision is delivered via real-time video communication and best in class interactive software, appropriately preparing students for GCSE practical work is made entirely possible.