• Science & Technology at LPSS.

    Here at LPSS we believe that Science education is important due to its relevance to students’ lives and the universally applicable problem-solving and critical thinking skills it uses and develops. These are lifelong skills that allow students to generate ideas, weigh decisions intelligently and even understand the evidence behind public policy-making. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through a strong Science education, gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond. In keeping with the school’s vision and mission, all Science lessons follow the English National Curriculum, ensuring students are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science whilst developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. All students are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

    At Key Stages 1 and 2, students are taught topics in all three disciplines Biology, Chemistry and Physics; such as living things and their habitats; everyday materials and states of matter; electricity, forces, light and sound. All students will be taught to ensure they develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Also, they are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

    In Key Stage 3, LPSS begins to prepare students for all IGCSE routes using the ‘Active’ book scheme. This programme of study is built to ensure all aspects of the English National Curriculum are met allowing the students to build on the foundation they have gained in Key Stages 1 and 2. This scheme is taught with investigation at the heart of their learning, giving students insight into how science works and helping to develop a scientific mind, encouraging students to ask questions, analyse and evaluate data and evidence gained.

    For KS4 Science LPSS follows the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum which aims to set a global standard for education, with programmes that stretch, challenge and inspire our students. Students can choose to study the three disciplines in their separate specialisms. All three courses help learners understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.

    All students will sit assessments throughout the year to determine their level of understanding and be used to track progress, leading to an end of year assessment to gauge an overall grade.