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At Hockerill we seek to inspire the next generation of science students who will have the skills and attitude to succeed in science.

Everything we know about the universe, from how trees reproduce to what an atom is made up of, is the result of scientific research and experiment. Human progress throughout history has largely rested on advances in science. From our knowledge of gravity to cutting-edge medicines, students of science have shaped our modern world. Science at Hockerill develops knowledge, problem solving skills, boost critical thinking, cultivates a passion for learning, uplifts many disciplines, holds the key to future and technology. It also involves a lot of communication with other people and develops patience and perseverance. 


At Hockerill we aim to ensure that science teaching is vibrant and engaging to foster curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm. 

Students will gain science capital and develop specific scientific skills and knowledge across all Key Stages.   

The students will develop their learner profiles through science opportunities; they will develop an appreciation and awareness of the world from a scientific standpoint and a sense of responsibility regarding the global impact of human activity. Integral to the subject will be an appreciation of the contribution to science from people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  


At Hockerill college The Middle Years Science Programme encourages students to investigate issues through the key skills of  research, observation and experimentation, working both independently and collaboratively.

 The curriculum is designed around three key science subjects of biology, physics and chemistry which begin in MYP1 and progress through the GCSE and IBDP programmes. These create a structure for our teaching and the student’s learning and helps to generate the framework that encourages the conceptual and cognitive development of our students.   

In addition to this students are expected to  investigate real examples of science application and to develop the key practical skills of formulating hypotheses, using apparatus with care and precision, recording and presenting data drawing valid conclusions and evaluation their work. Units in MYP, GCSE and in the Diploma Programme as well as in the extracurricular activities encourage  students to develop an understanding of the global community and to comprehend how universal factors influence their lives and how their decisions can have a global influence.  Students are encouraged to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to engage with the world in a way which is responsible, ethical and environmentally aware.