Science in Rushcliffe School
The science department at Rushcliffe School is composed of 14 teaching staff and five technicians all working hard to provide the very best experiences when working towards a variety of qualifications.
The science department continues to produce successful outcomes at each key stage through adopting a clear approach to learning and teaching. All lessons have high expectations, clear learning objectives, pace and challenge and a variety of learning activities.
It is our firm belief that all pupils should succeed in science lessons and differentiation is based on work common to all pupils in a class, with targeted support to help those who have difficulties and those that are more able.
Why is Science important.
We are all scientists. We predict outcomes, reflect on our observations and create rules for our everyday life.
It is important that we all have an understanding of the world around us, how scientists work and the technologies they have contributed to.
It is important that we are aware of the growing importance of science qualifications:
- 72% of employers are seeking scientific and mathematically skilled staff (CBI Education and Skills survey).
- 34% of employers prefer a degree in a STEM subject (CBI Education and Skills survey).
The skills developed during science lessons are clearly considered useful by employers and they expect to find it increasingly difficult to meet demands for such skills. Having a science qualification puts you at an advantage