"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less"

Marie Curie 

Curriculum Intent

Our Science curriculum enables students to understand, enjoy and marvel at the natural world and universe around them. The ability to do this begins with students gaining a secure, fundamental knowledge of key scientific concepts. This knowledge is imparted through our ‘core components’ of Science – units that are studied in every year group to increasing levels of depth.

We continually draw on this fundamental knowledge in order to carefully build student understanding through our ‘additional components’ of Science which allow students to make connections across the broader domain of Science and to tackle increasingly more complex problems.

Students will engage in focused and purposeful rehearsal of investigative skills to develop practical competency at KS3. These skills are then applied during practical work as they progress to KS4 in order to allow clear links to form between the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.

Students are further encouraged to connect their experiences in the classroom to a wider context in the world around them, allowing them to become critical consumers of scientific information and ideas.

Curriculum Content

Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.

Science Curriculum Overview