Science at Sandown Bay Academy helps develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to find answers to students’ questions about the workings of the biological, chemical, physical and technological world and become better informed about the world around them.


We feel it is our duty to inspire young people to see beauty in the order and chaos in the universe in which we live. To ask questions to enable them to make sense of the world around them and to encourage them as all times to reach for the stars in their ambitions. We will support all of our students to strive, believe, achieve.


What are our aims?

Our aims for science are in line with the aims of the national curriculum for science. To provide a high-quality science education providing the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, supported through the working scientifically strand. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Students will:

  • build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts
  • be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena
  • be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes
  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
  • build up an extended specialist vocabulary
  • apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data
  • become aware of some of the big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding
  • evaluate their results and identify further questions arising from them
  • be assisted in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others
  • build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.

What will my child be studying?

In all key stages, there is now a significantly heavier focus on mathematical fluency. The science curriculum is supported by an understanding of much of the mathematics curriculum and this will be further developed in science in a practical context.

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