“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”. Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in 1903 for her contributions to physics.
“Science impinges more than ever on our lives. Many political issues – energy, health, environment and so forth – have a scientific dimension. How science is applied matters to us all. The important choices shouldn't be made just by scientists; they should be the outcome of wider public debate. But in order for that to happen, we all need a ‘feel’ for the key ideas of science. And, quite apart from their practical uses, these ideas should be part of our common culture.” - The Right Honourable Lord Rees of Ludlow. Astrophysicist, Astronomer Royal & President of the Royal Society (2005-2010).
This is a belief shared by the science department at Idsall School. All members of society should be scientifically literate, understanding the scientific basis of the world around them. We, at Idsall provide the foundation of this scientific literacy through a balanced and flexible curriculum, which is relevant to the modern world. We dare to inspire, providing the opportunities for Idsall students to become tomorrow’s scientists, understanding and shaping the world as we know it.
If you require advice or further information about the Science curriculum at Idsall School, then please contact the Head of Department, Mr M Middleton on the following email: email@example.com.
Please click on the links below for the topics covered per half term in the different key stages at Idsall School.
Key Stage 4 Science
During Key Stage 4 we provide several routes and courses to match the aspirations, individual needs and scientific skills of students. Pupils will follow one of the following courses:
Key Stage 5 Science
At Idsall the sciences have always been a very popular and successful A Level choice. We currently offer the following courses: