The vision of the Science department at Rivers is to ensure a smooth 5 year transition by reforming the curriculum to ensure all students make expected progress or above to ensure their future prosperity. We aim to prepare students to meet the challenges of a fast changing, complex world. This will be achieved by adapting the curriculum to deliver engaging and stimulating lessons that will actively engage our pupils to maximise progress academically through the spirit of adventure in the pursuit of excellence.
From Year 7, students start to follow our 5 year journey and curriculum leading to their AQA science GCSE. This covers the 3 Sciences consisting of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. This is taught with a practical ‘How Science Works’ focus. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed throughout the year as students complete assignments and are encouraged to develop their curiosity and creativity. The Science teachers share their passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning through enquiry, challenge and celebrating student successes.
Staff will create an environment where mistakes are expected and respected, so that we can build resilient, self-reflective and critical thinking individuals for the fast-changing world of tomorrow. Extracurricular activities, KS3 clubs, HAPS and the Aspire sessions at KS5 empower all young people to become successful learners, and future leaders.
In the Science department we believe by developing a sense of accomplishment, role models are recognised who create a strong sense of belonging by demonstrating to their peers how to achieve their personal best. This ensures that our students attain outstanding results across the 5 years. Teaching and learning will embed opportunities to develop scientific literacy, scientific skills and cross-curricular (transdisciplinary) links to promote coherence between subjects.
Science lessons will also provide opportunities to develop a spirit of inquiry and curiosity in order to cement the conditions required for students to confidently approach GCSE and A level public examinations.
Staff create an environment where mistakes are expected and respected, so that we can build resilient, self-reflective and critical thinking individuals for the fast-changing world of tomorrow. Extracurricular activities, KS3 clubs, HAPS and the Aspire sessions at KS5 empower all young people to become successful learners, and future leaders.
The Science department at Rivers aims to create successful, deep thinking individuals who have a clear understanding and transferable knowledge of the scientific world around them. They will take this with them and continue to be curious and questioning about all areas of science. Many go on to study Science both Post-16 and at higher education, signaling their engagement and drive for the subject.