At Newark we recognize that science is important
Almost everything we do on a day-to-day basis requires some level of understanding that science can provide. Understanding the world we live in, cooking, DIY (do it yourself) or gardening, for example, requires some knowledge of science. Even appreciating the causes of different types of weather or understanding the forces acting on a ball when we throw it, rely on science. The technological world we live in depends heavily on the scientists behind the scenes. Children are naturally curious about everything, and their interest in science and technology depends on their exposure to these subjects. Their experience of science and technology whilst growing up will determine their future as medical experts and technological pioneers.
In order to ensure that our science lessons are fruitful, we guarantee:
- High levels of application and involvement of students in the lesson
- That explanations are clear and well-understood
- That students respond well in answering questions and, in turn, raise their own questions
- That various activities will be implemented which will allow for individual, paired and group work
- That whole-class activities will be organised to consolidate students’ understanding of the subject
- That students will develop an excellent attitude towards the subject, and this will be reflected in their work
- That the teachers are very skilled at asking questions for a range of purpose
- That the teachers are vigilant in monitoring progress.