Here at Elms School, we are dedicated to educating our young learners in all areas of science from KS1 all the way through to KS4. Our teachers wish to provide our young learners with a natural desire to learn as much as they can about the world and it’s inhabitants as possible and develop thinking skills, awareness and concern for our planet and the way we perceive it. Our staff demonstrates a passionate and enthusiastic love for science which is infectious to our learners and stimulates their desire to learn and succeed.
Within Elms Science Department, we use the importance of critical thinking and use various methods of study and investigation to enhance the learning experience and encourage the young learners to develop an independent chain of thinking and a thirst for knowledge. Lessons are highly engaging and practical and involve a lot of student led investigation. We are keen to learn inside and outside of the classroom and take every opportunity to use a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. We will also take into consideration a larger cultural context and also appreciate historical, social, moral and spiritual links.
Our Secondary Phase laboratory is well equipped, well-resourced and highly accessible allowing a range of different teaching styles which can meet the needs of every child in the school. Our students will have the chance to get their hands on a range of different apparatus, chemicals and lab-based equipment which will help inspire their minds and remember a range of scientific learning episodes.
Our provision of science includes the teaching of observation, identification, description and experimental skills that will naturally encourage theoretical explanation of the world around us. We use the three strands of chemistry, biology and physics to help apply these skills and eventually succeed at a range of science based qualifications. Our KS4 learners have the opportunity to attempt a nationally recognised GCSE qualification at the end of Year 11 which will be taught for three years in a professional and stimulating learning environment.