The Science Department at Sir John Hunt is committed to ensuring that all students make rapid and sustained progress. The department delivers an ambitious, aspirational and engaging curriculum that is designed to develop our learners, igniting their...
Our science curriculum allows all pupils to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to help them think like a scientist, develop an understanding of scientific processes, and to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Plymouth is a coastal town, surrounded by STEM based education. Here, STEM related jobs account for over 55% of all employment; 10% of which feeds into the UK’s marine industry. Local large employers, such as; Babcock, Princess Yachts, Becton Dickinson, as well as the armed forces, rely on an informed employment base. At SJH we intend to provide students with both the skills and the belief that they can be successful in an increasingly STEM focussed world.
Sir John Hunt recognises that although factual science knowledge is important, what is truly crucial for our students is the grasp of underlying Science concepts and the development of their Working Scientifically skills in science. These are what allow scientists to be creative, solve problems and see fundamental links between science phenomena.
Our continuing developmental approach to teaching science promotes the delivery of a holistic key 3 to 5 curriculum. From entry, learners start a course of sequenced scientific pathways, throughout their key stages, designed to incite a deeper breadth of scientific concepts that are closely linked to their depth of learning, reading and writing skills and mathematical knowledge.
At SJH Science our students:
- are able to carry out scientific investigations safely and that all become more competent in planning, conducting, observing, recording, concluding and evaluating
- understand the importance of science in their everyday lives
- are challenged and supported in every lesson to ensure they make progress are being taught by experienced and enthusiastic science specialists
- experience a well thought out and sequenced curriculum that develops their reading and writing, mathematical knowledge, and practical skills.