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Curriculum intent

The Science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world around us through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Through the teaching of the curriculum students will understand that Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future. It teaches the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and skills, students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop conceptual understanding about phenomena. The curriculum teaches students to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and question the world around us.

KS3 curriculum

Students will be assessed throughout the year for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete two formal assessments in Term 2 and Term 6 as well as two smaller assessments in Terms 1 and 4.

KS3 Science curriculum

KS4 curriculum

Students will be assessed throughout the whole KS4 for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete three formal assessments in Term 6 of Year 10 and Term 2 and Term 4 of Year 11.

We study the Edexcel GCSE specification.

KS4 Combined science curriculum

KS4 Separate science curriculum

Pathways beyond school – where could this subject take you?

Science opens a wealth of career options. It can allow you to earn more in a trade such as being an electrical engineer rather than just an electrician or a mechanical engineer over an ordinary mechanic.

You can end up working in many fields you may not have considered due to the transferrable skills you acquire during science lessons. Here are just some of the possible options you may not have realised require science:

  • Forensics
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Zookeepers
  • Computing
  • Food industry.