Science is a dynamic and enjoyable subject that allows pupils to make predictions about the world around them and then experiment to test those predictions. It also helps pupils develop their understanding of the world to help them to make informed decisions.
Science at Dove House School Academy follows the National Curriculum and is delivered by a team of outstanding mainstream trained Science specialists. Our rooms are well resourced and have separate areas specifically for theoretical work and practical activities. This system enables pupils to recognise key differences in activities and expectations of how to conduct themselves in different areas of the classroom.
The Science Department has a heavy emphasis on practical activities and wherever possible will incorporate inspiring experiments to reinforce learning. Pupils are empowered to challenge themselves, within their ability and confidence range, to complete a range of experiments in a safe and supportive environment. The improvement in confidence towards such activities is clearly recognisable as you go up the school. Experiments are continually risk assessed to ensure they are accessible and beneficial for the level of the learner, equipment is appropriate and staff to pupil ratios are suitable.