Statement of Intent

At St Mary’s we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We recognise that science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, therefore we ensure that our pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. We encourage our pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation and we strive to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, our pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Science Aims at St Mary's

We aim for all pupils to:

  • build their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science.
  • participate in different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • acquire the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.