Students will learn how to rationally explain natural phenomena and will understand how to predict behaviour of things and analyse causes.
GCSE follows on from Key Stage 3, ScholarKid provides the foundation for understanding the material world. It is essential that all students are taught essential knowledge, methods and processes in science. A firm understanding of how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described using key ideas which are inter-linked and have a universal application.
- the use of conceptual models and theories to make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena
- the assumption that every effect has one or more cause
- that change is driven by differences between different objects and systems when they interact
- that many such interactions occur over a distance without direct contact
- that science progresses through a cycle of hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review
- that quantitative analysis is a central element both of many theories and of scientific methods of inquiry.