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The curriculum at St Edward’s Academy develops and sustains our students’ curiosity about the world, enjoyment of scientific activity and understanding of how natural phenomena can be explained. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and use of science.
Our aim is for every student to gain the knowledge and skills that enable them to take an informed part in decisions and to take appropriate actions that affect their own health and wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of others and the environment. The curriculum will support students in understanding and formulating opinions about scientific issues that affect all our lives.
This will help ensure that students develop scientific knowledge and understanding of science in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The curriculum helps students to build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts while students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The curriculum encourages an understanding of how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The curriculum provides the opportunity for students to develop their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries. This helps students to answer scientific questions and apply this knowledge to the world around them. They can relate their scientific knowledge to their everyday lives and to its uses in society today and in the future.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
As the English scientist Sir Francis Bacon said, “God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.”
We want all our students to be firmly grounded in the natural sciences to understand and wisely use God’s creation.