Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. It encourages children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.'
The primary aims of Science at The Buchan School are to:
- Inspire the children so that they enjoy Science.
- To stimulate their natural curiosity so the children want to know more about the world around them.
- To develop their knowledge and understanding of Science.
The secondary aims of Science are to enable children to:
- Ask and answer scientific questions.
- Plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment, including information technology, correctly.
- Know how to create and set up an experiment from their own thinking.
- Know and understand the life processes of living things.
- Know and understand the physical and chemical processes of materials.
- Know and understand the physical process of electricity, light, sound and forces.
- Know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth, moon and sun.
- Evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.
In the Pre-Prep department, Science is taught by class teachers. Pupils in the Prep department are taught by subject specialists.
The Science curriculum is based around the national curriculum, but it is extended and broadened to cover the Common Entrance requirements for 11+ and some elements of the 13+ curriculum.
Outstanding facilities and opportunities in a beautiful environment
The Science department is located in a purpose-built laboratory and the School is located in large grounds including a wooded environment.
The department is fully equipped to ensure that each pupil has the opportunity to experience the positive and dynamic approach the department offers.