The science department at Oak Bank have a wealth of experience in various science areas and bring an array of skills into the science laboratory.
Science is taught as a core subject and the national curriculum is followed in all key stages. We constantly strive to deliver lessons that engage learners and capture their imaginations.
At Key Stage 2, science is introduced and taught in an appropriate way for primary school learners. At Key Stage 3 and 4, we strive to make pupils independent thinkers and problem solvers which will prepare them for GCSE exams. All pupils are encouraged to participate in AQA certificates and awards.
The science team plan a number of trips for pupil to experience the impact of science outside of a classroom. Science trips included visits to the National Space Centre, The Luton Dall Observatory (located on the grounds of Putteridge Bury Campus of Bedfordshire University), The Big Bang Fair and Salters Chemistry Festival.
The science department aim to encourage learners to:
- Be inquisitive about the world around them
- Learn relevant practical skills related to science
- Be able to critically examine evidence and data
- Understand the reliance of modern life on the work of scientist
- Be able to make informed decisions when presented with data
STEM Club runs once a week and is aimed at providing interested pupils with extra-curricular activities.