In Science, students explore how both the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role.


  • Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to problem solve and make decisions from a scientific perspective taking into account social and ethical considerations.

Learning Goals

Through our teaching and learning programmes our students should understand the nature of science by:

  • Developing an understanding of the world based on scientific theories
  • Developing knowledge of fair testing and scientific investigation processes
  • Understanding the implications of science as it relates to their own lives and cultures and the sustainability of the environment
  • Understanding science through the following contexts (strands):
○    Living World - students recognise that all groups of living things have life processes, common and unique requirements, and adapt to and interact with their environment in particular ways.
○    Planet Earth & Beyond - students have understandings about the natural processes on Earth (erosion, weather systems) and the solar system (day and night), and the interdependence of     land, air, water, and life.
○    Physical World - students have explanations for a variety of physical phenomena such as light, sound, heat, magnetism, motion, energy.
○    Material World - students describe and group materials based on properties and recognise permanent and temporary changes in materials in everyday situations