An exceptional science education will play a pivotal role in equipping students with vital analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. It fosters a profound understanding of the natural world and empowers them to confidently tackle complex challenges in today’s constantly evolving global landscape.
Key Stage One: Pupils develop knowledge and understanding of the world through observation, investigation, and exploration. The beautiful outdoor environment at Saint Felix School plays a key role in delivering science lessons, and we make the most of this safe, natural resource whenever possible. Specific scientific topics are taught to stimulate and enhance each pupil’s enjoyment of the subject. Pupils are encouraged to observe and ask questions about living things, materials and phenomena. They learn to evaluate what they see and communicate their thoughts using scientific language, drawings, diagrams, charts and tables.
Key Stage Two: A deeper level of understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas is achieved through exploring and talking about ideas; asking questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically.
Key Stage Three: The individual science subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught. Students will begin to see the connections between these subject areas and become aware of some big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding. Our solid foundation course provides expertise in all three science areas.
Key Stage Four: Students must take at least two, but can take three, Edexcel Science GCSEs and can opt for either of the following:
Triple Science Award – individual Full GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or
Combined Double Science Award – students study the same subjects but with reduced content, resulting in a double award.
Throughout the course, students are taught in small groups by specialist teachers who encourage a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods.