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Science Department Intent

Here at The Hollins our science staff aim to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become ‘science thinkers’.

We want to empower students to develop a hungry curiosity about the world around them and value their own contribution – be it big or small.

Students need to firmly believe that science is important and relevant to all their lives and that the skills they develop are transferrable and far-reaching.

Science attainment and engagement are important considerations of good science teaching but the seeing the ‘bigger picture’ requires more diverse skill integration.

We want our students to ask questions, hunt for clues, gather information and develop ideas that lead to possible solutions. They shouldn’t be afraid to take charge, set goals and become resilient learners.  Mistakes should be welcomed and accepted as a way to overcome problems and move forward.

Our school leavers need to feel that their science journey has been meaningful and had purpose for them as individuals, wherever their future path takes them.