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The Norwood School




Science explains how things work and helps us to understand the world around us. Through science education students gain a deep knowledge and understanding of their world and are able to play an active part in its future. As human progress throughout history has largely been the result of advances in science, a focus on developing expert knowledge and understanding of natural phenomena, as well as the traditions of scientific enquiry, are essential.  Science education encourages critical thinking and how to solve problems, whilst the practical elements of studying science develop team working skills. Maths and numeracy skills are developed throughout


Through a meticulously planned, knowledge-rich curriculum we aim have two core aims:

  •  To build a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around us.

  • Through this knowledge, to produce inquisitive thinkers with the skills to solve problems and the determination to succeed. 


  • All material in the Universe is made of very small particles.

  • Objects can affect other objects at a distance.

  • Changing the movement of an object requires a net force to be acting on it.

  • The total amount of energy in the Universe is always the same but energy can be transformed when things change or are made to happen.

  • The composition of the Earth and its atmosphere and the processes occurring within them shape the Earth’s surface and its climate.

  • The solar system is a very small part of one of millions of galaxies in the Universe.

  • Organisms are organised on a cellular basis.

  • Genetic information is passed down from one generation of organisms to another.

  • Organisms require a supply of energy and materials for which they are often dependent on or in competition with other organisms.

  • The diversity of organisms, living and extinct, is the result of evolution.


GCSE Science (Core and Triple): Edexcel

A-Level Biology, Physics and Chemistry: OCR-A

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