"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be know" - Carl Sagan
At RHA, we firmly believe that Science plays a key part developing curiosity towards and understanding of the world around us. As such we aim to foster, in every pupil a sense of curiosity, wonder and awe in the world around us.
7/8 Practical Science, Forces, Energy, Electromagnets, Light/sound, Matter, Reactions, Organisms, Ecosystems, Space
Our curriculum is designed in order to not only give the students the knowledge they need to be successful in exams but also to develop skills to support them in their wider life.
At KS3 we build the links between KS2 and KS4, ensuring that the students have a solid knowledge and understanding of the key concepts they need to be successful at GCSE. KS3 is also important in terms of developing practical skills and scientific thinking.
Through the study of science, students learn a variety of ways of communicating their thoughts and experiences, they develop a scientific way of thinking that enables them to solve problems, they develop a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the environment. Students get the opportunity to take part in a wide range of Science and STEM events including outside teachers delivering theme days, Science week activities, trips to careers fairs, outside speakers. Developing skills that are often associated with people working in Science, such as resilience, problem solving, open indedness, will stand our students in good stead regardless of their career choices later in life.