Science at Armfield Academy aims to develop students’ natural ability to enquire about the world around them and spark their curiosity to investigate further. Students will learn to develop their knowledge from primary school and begin to apply this to different contexts, making predictions along the way.
Through a variety of activities, both practical and theoretical, students in years 7 and 8 will begin to understand the key concepts of biology, chemistry and physics, standing them in good stead for the uptake of science GCSEs.
All students will be encouraged to regularly experiment and use modelling to investigate and evaluate possible explanations. They are encouraged to be both critical and creative of current models and understanding, often thinking outside the box. At Armfield Academy, young scientists learn to appreciate that scientific ideas and understanding contribute to changes in medicine, technology, industry, business and improve the quality of our lives.