The Science and technology Area of Learning and Experience will draw on physics, chemistry and biology, engineering, design technology (food, textiles, resistant materials), craft, design, graphics and computer science.
Science and technology are closely linked, each depending upon the other. Science involves acquiring knowledge through observation and experimentation, and technology applies scientific knowledge in practical ways. This Area of Learning and Experience capitalises on pupil’s curiosity about our natural, physical world and universe though investigating, understanding, and explaining. They learn to generate and test ideas, gather evidence, make observations, carry out practical investigations, and communicate with others. They also learn how through computer science, the horizons of what is possible can be extended beyond our current imagination. Pupils learn how technology is used to design products that improve the quality of human life and to apply their scientific and other knowledge to practical purposes and challenges. We provide pupils with rich opportunities to develop technological skills, knowledge, understanding and attributes through designing and developing products and systems. The pupils explore the impact of technology on society and the environment.