“Science is the creative and passionate pursuit of answers to nature’s most precious secrets. So long as there are
unexplored and unexplained parts of the natural world, science will continue to investigate them.”
WHY STUDY SCIENCE?
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Science allows us to link facts into a coherent and comprehensive understanding of the natural world. Science is a way of discovering what is in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future. Scientists are motivated by the thrill of seeing or figuring out something that no one has before. People all over the world participate in the process of Science. The knowledge generated by Science is powerful and reliable. It can be used to develop new technologies, treat diseases, and deal with many other sorts of problems. Science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe, and as it does, it leads to new questions for future investigation.
SCIENCE AT ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
There are two routes in GCSE Science:
AQA Trilogy- Combined Science (Equivalent to 2 GCSEs)
AQA Separate Science- Biology, Chemistry and Physics (3 GCSEs).
Students will select the Separate Science or Combined Science route in year 10.