Curriculum Intent

“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”

― Elon Musk


Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science changes our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Through science education, students learn to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. 

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 students follow the national curriculum for science. Students will be introduced to topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics that allow them to underpin the key concepts needed for GCSE. Key Stage 3 science gives the students the opportunity to develop their scientific method and enjoy the wonders of all three subjects.

Key Stage 4

At Key stage 4 students embark on GCSE Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Here students will study a wide range of scientific concepts from all three disciplines that will eventually take them onto either Dual Award Science or Triple Award Sciences (option only).