Science is arguably the most relevant and interesting subject students will study during their school career. Science is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application.
At Morton Academy the sciences are taught in ways that ensure students have the knowledge to enable them to develop curiosity about the natural world, insight into working scientifically, and appreciation of the relevance of science to their everyday lives, so that students:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry, problem-solving skills and mathematical skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other environments
- develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively
Who works in the Science department?
Mrs Laura Winter - Head of Science
Miss Chloe Moore - Second in Department, Science
Mrs F Bell – Science Teacher
Miss E Grierson – Science Teacher & Head of Year
Miss S Charlton - Science Teacher
Miss C Todd - Science Teacher
Mrs J Strange - Science Teacher
Ms L Boughey – Science Technician