Science at Lyndon
Team Leader for Science Mr A Bhogal
KS3 Assistant team leader Mr S Rahman
KS4 Assistant team leader Mrs D Lowe
Key information about subject:
Lyndon School provides an excellent platform for Year 7 students to enthuse them and acquire the skills needed to complete practical work in all three fields of Science. The KS3 curriculum is tailored to provide the students with an insight into all basic concepts of Science which they are able to build on and develop in KS4.
At Lyndon, we teach KS4 Science according to the AQA specification. We greatly emphasise practical work in lessons to develop the skills of students alongside a secure theoretical knowledge. The GCSE course runs over three years, from Year 9 to Year 11, to maximise the student learning experience.
Science curriculum statement of intent.
‘Science is a way of thinking’
A basic human motivator is to try to understand WHY. Why did something happen? How does something work? Curiosity about the world around us, about what makes it and us TICK is at the foundation of invention, of creativity. Teaching science well can nurture that curiosity, can satisfy some of that yearning to understand WHY.
Understanding the complexity of the universe give us a sense of place in the world. Understanding how organisms are all connected by the long thin thread of evolutionary change gives depth to our sense of stewardship of the Earth.
There is also a very real effect on the brain and mind that comes from studying science. Developing a scientific approach to questioning and determining answers is an important skill for life in general, and science can dramatically increase a child’s capacity for reasoning and logical thought.
At Lyndon we teach our students that using critical thinking and evidence to create solutions might be the key to help solve some of the world problems.
Science offers opportunities to work independently at home or with other people performing experiments, to develop the skills of evaluation and analysis. Making links between ideas and understanding the big picture that is the world past, present and future.