Our Science curriculum philosophy is to create and deliver a curriculum which ensures all children master the powerful knowledge necessary to think hard, answer with precision and actively engage in Science, enabling them to excel not only in public examinations but in their interaction with the world, leading to happy and successful lives.
Science underpins our understanding of the natural world. Our spiral curriculum aims to expose students to both a breadth and depth of scientific ideas and concepts, which will help embed the powerful knowledge they need for a potential career in science.
In Key Stage 3 we learn about the fundamental concepts of cells, particles and energy before using these building blocks to further explore happenings in the world around us. Year 8 looks at how these concepts interact and discover the scientific ideas behind their experiences in their everyday lives. In Year 9 we revisit these topics in depth, intertwining key scientific laboratory skills and scientific vocabulary to give greater understanding and appreciation of scientific processes and natural phenomena. Moving into Key Stage 4 students begin to understand how scientific theories develop over time, they see the limitations and boundaries that can be determined by historical context, and how this has affected understanding. Our curriculum is designed to enable students to move seamlessly into A-level science and be prepared for university and beyond should they choose to pursue a career in the sciences. They will fine-tune their expression of scientific ideas and go on to make scientifically informed decisions which will shape the future of our planet, guide them through their interaction with the world and lead them to happy and successful lives.
Please find attached the 2019/2020 curriculum map for Science, as well as a narrative of how that curriculum builds over time
|Science KS3-KS4||27th Aug 2019||Download|
|Biology A level curriculum AQA||13th Sep 2019||Download|
|Biology A level curriculum OCR||13th Sep 2019||Download|
|Chemistry A level Curriculum||13th Sep 2019||Download|
|Physics A level curriculum||13th Sep 2019||Download|
|Science curriculum narrative||20th Sep 2019||Download|