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Subject Learning

Science teaches our pupils to develop curiosity, knowledge and the skills to question and investigate the world in which they live. Science lessons provide pupils with engaging and relevant first-hand practical experiences, aiming to stimulate and promote curiosity in a safe environment, where pupils feel confident to communicate and aren’t afraid to question and explore. Science is taught by class teachers at Key Stage 2, under the guidance of the subject leader. Year 7/8 pupils receive an hour of science lessons per week, being taught by the science specialist in the science laboratory. Upper School pupils receive between one hour and two and a half hours of science per week depending on the qualification route taken, delivered by the specialist science teacher in the science laboratory.

Design and Technology aims to inspire pupils through a broad range of practical experiences to create innovative designs which solve real and relevant problems within a variety of different contexts. Opportunities are provided for pupils to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire pupils to become the next generation of innovators. DT is taught by the specialist DT teacher in the DT workshop. 

PE is taught by the specialist PE teacher in the specialist Sports Hall or outside pitches. All pupils have a 90 minute lesson per week as part of a coherently planned sequence of lessons. Our intention is to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE in all young people. We aim to help ensure a positive and healthy physical and mental outlook in the future and help young people to develop essential skills like leadership and teamwork.