St. Ignatius (BKCAT) Science Plan

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


Our Science Curriculum aims to excite, inspire and stimulate children’s curiosity about the world around them. Pupils will develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through a broad and balanced curriculum.

We intend to do this by:

  • Teaching stimulating and interesting lessons
  • Teaching pupils knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science through the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Using the scientific enquiry skills to help pupils answer and explore scientific questions/lines of enquiry
  • Develop and support pupils awareness and understanding of scientific vocabulary through rich class discussions
  • Plan and teach lessons which enable pupils to work scientifically
  • Ensure pupils develop a love for Science and understand the uses and implications for Science today and in

“The important thing is to never stop questioning” – Albert Einstein

Science Policy