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SCIENCE

In Science, students have the opportunity to learn about the outside world for example Space and the variety of ecosystems. Students use creativity to devise scientific experiments to develop and understand the world around them.  There are many opportunities throughout every key stage to learn about the way in which the human body works; this promotes a love of learning about oneself. Students explore the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous system using practical dissections to help them.

There are several opportunities for debates in the curriculum where students can offer their own opinion but also understand the views of others. Such debates surround the areas of genetic engineering, cloning and stem cells. 

Students work in groups on a range of activities and this allows them to obtain results from practical experiments using their teamwork skills. This is especially seen in the projects that Year 7 and 8 students carry out which culminates in a show case in the main hall to their peers and teachers. 

There are many celebrations of famous scientists from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Historical and modern achievements are celebrated and we work towards equality in the sciences. All students study a genetic course which allows them to understand the differences and similarities between species.