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 “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge”

Carl Sagan

The Cape Cornwall School curriculum ensures that all our students have the opportunity for academic and personal development across a broad range of subjects and experiences. It combines equality of opportunity to our core learning with opportunities for students to make individual choices regarding their learning experiences.  Acquisition of knowledge and transferable skills are the cornerstones of our student’s progress, and we place a high value on building their understanding of community, place and social justice. Lessons and other learning experiences are sequenced to build on students’ prior knowledge and ensure that students deepen their knowledge of each subject and the interconnection between subjects and their global context.

Our curriculum is the foundation to achieving our Core Principles:

● Students leave Cape with high-value achievements and the life skills and resilience that provide a platform for future success and happiness.

● We are inspired to work together to research, design and implement highly effective and sustainable solutions to develop and maintain our thriving school community.

● Continuous improvement is achieved through a whole school culture of, and commitment to, creativity, engagement and professionalism.

What is unique to the study of science?

Science and its role in discovering new medicines, protecting our planet from pollution and climate change, and maintaining the energy sources to live our lives as we do today have never been more critical. The students will learn the key scientific concepts whilst their curiosity is nurtured. Science is fascinating and fun, and we aim to engage the students using a range of teaching and learning techniques. The skills that students develop over the five-year pathway in science include applying health and safety, planning investigations, following standard procedures and collecting valid data, all of which will be useful to the world of work. In addition, students can apply their understanding to describe, explain and improve investigations and create links between science and the broader curriculum. All students study science and will work towards a minimum of two GCSE grades. We also help to develop students further who wish to continue with science post-16.