The Science department at The Bemrose School has a wide range of experienced and enthusiastic teachers from a variety of backgrounds, some of whom have experience working in other professions before entering teaching, which they can call on to help make science relevant to student’s lives and help bring science to life.
At Bemrose School we want a curriculum that encourages enquiry and to foster an enthusiasm to find out more and to ask the question ‘why?’ We want a curriculum that develops an enquiring mind and encourages a healthy scepticism. We want students to enjoy learning about science and to encourage a passion for life-long learning that can be shared with their families as they journey through their lives. We want them to develop into critical thinkers that will allow them to be able to question and make good judgements about what they read in newspapers and see on the news. We also want to develop students that can communicate clearly and confidently in a range of situations.
We want to teach them ‘powerful’ knowledge that takes them beyond their own everyday experiences by sharing with them knowledge that they’re unlikely to learn outside of the science classroom that will allow them to compete academically with their peers across the country enabling greater social mobility. We want students to develop a scientific knowledge that they can apply to their lives, making sense of the world around them, that they can use in their jobs, knowledge they can share with their families. We want them to think and see the world like scientists and to develop practical skills, bringing theory to life, fostering the scientists of the future.
Trips are offered to different groups in all Key Stages and we have afterschool ‘period 6’ lessons for students that wish to develop their understanding further and to deepen their knowledge.
Our ethos is to work smart. We aim to provide the best possible structures to help our students succeed and support them in their learning journey. We offer various revision events before and after school and during the holidays for students who need that extra boost and we are proactive in tracking students’ progress closely to allow us to highlight and help students that require extra support to achieve their potential.
We have great resources with 9 brand new labs, equipped with 75inch plasma interactive screens and teaching aid such as visualizers in every lab to help teaching and learning and to bring technology into the classroom.
Bemrose Seneca Learning
Careers in STEM