At Wycliffe we are producing the next generation of Doctors, Veterinary Surgeons, Engineers and Sports Scientists. Like a healthy plant, this can only start with a solid foundation.
In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, pupils gain a basic understanding of the key concepts studied in later years, giving them a great springboard into KS3 and strong roots from which to grow. From Year 5 onwards Science is taught by subject specialists and pupils utilise the labs. In Year 6 they gain their Bunsen burner licence, giving them freedom to carry out experiments most Year 6 pupils wouldn’t be able to. Science is split into three distinct disciplines in Years 7 and 8 and these are taught by specialist teachers, some having had experience of teaching GCSE and BTEC.
In KS3, the course is designed to prepare pupils for the higher requirement of the current GCSE with a particular emphasis on thinking and working scientifically. Finally, we also place a big prominence on STEM activities to develop a more rounded, resilient pupil. By developing written and practical skills that will set them out from the crowd in this highly competitive world, we aim to give them the best growing conditions from which to bloom.