Science (Biology 2R7Q; Chemistry 2MQD; Physics 347Y)

Science education…”involves pupils learning a body of knowledge relating to the products and practices of science.

By learning about the products of science, such as atoms and cells, pupils are able to explain the material world and ‘develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena’. 

By learning about the practices of science, pupils learn how scientific knowledge becomes established through scientific enquiry. By learning this, pupils appreciate the nature and status of scientific knowledge: for example, knowing it is open to revision in the light of new evidence.

As pupils learn science, they also learn about its uses and significance to society and their own lives. This will highlight the significant contribution science has made in the past. For example, by eradicating smallpox and discovering penicillin. But pupils will also learn about the continuing importance of science in solving global challenges such as climate change, food availability, controlling disease and access to water.

Science education also provides the foundation for a range of diverse and valuable careers that are crucial for economic, environmental and social development.” Ofsted Curriculum Review Series: Science (2021)

The science training curriculum is designed to support you to deliver high quality teaching in any school context. It provides you with the best available evidence as well as practical support as you begin to develop your skills as a science specialist. 

The curriculum is designed to extend your interest, knowledge and confidence in science as a subject within the curriculum and to extend your development of an analytical and critical attitude towards the teaching and learning of science.

In order to become an effective classroom teacher, trainees must be able to critically and realistically evaluate their own work, listen to the advice of others, and ensure progress through continuous reflection. The development of these skills runs through the entire course.


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