Teaching & Learning


Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Matthew 13:16

curriculum intent

In science we aim to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science is vital to the world’s future prosperity and through the understanding of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupil will be encouraged to develop a sense of excitement, curiosity and interest about natural phenomena and the world we live in. 

For some students studying science will provide the platform for more advanced studies, establishing the basis for a wide range of careers. For others, it will be formal study of subjects that provide the foundations for understanding the natural world and will enhance their lives in an increasingly technological society. Whichever path they take, students should have the knowledge to develop curiosity about the natural world, have an insight into working scientifically and an appreciation of the relevance of science to their everyday lives. 

As a department we aim to ensure pupils; 

  • Gain the required scientific knowledge of the big ideas in science, through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 
  • Develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through enquiry, which help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them  
  • Learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry, problem-solving skills and mathematical skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other environments. 
  • Gain confidence to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methods used, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively. 
  • Are guided to describe phenomena in the natural world in terms of the key big ideas in science which are interlinked and have universal application.
curriculum overview: Science
curriculum overview: biology
curriculum overview: chemistry


curriculum overview: physics
additional information

Year 7 Knowledge Book

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