“Science is a way of life. It is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive, and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.” - Brian Greene


The Science department want to develop critical and analytical thinkers who can use scientific knowledge to make informed decisions, particularly concerning their health, their homes and wider society, whilst allowing pupils to fully appreciate our place in the Universe. Staff will use their knowledge of the curriculum and their class to ensure that pupils can be successful and master key concepts and skills. Staff will develop pupil awareness of STEM careers through discussion and embedding practical application opportunities throughout the curriculum.



Key Stage 3

Within KS3, students gain a strong foundation in the three main divisions of science along with the accompanying practical skills needed to develop their understanding of key concepts. This period of study opens students’ eyes to wonders of the world we live in and both answers and generates many intriguing questions.


Key Stage 4

Within KS4, students not only continue to build upon their breadth of knowledge, they will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the theory and have opportunities to consolidate this new knowledge through conducting experiments, of which, some are required by the exam board.

All students will at least study AQA Combined Science: Trilogy and have the option to study 3 separate science GCSE’s. Through studying Combined Science, students will gain 2 Science GCSE’s, awarded based on the combined scores from examinations completed across the three science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Whilst Separate Science is preferred by many establishments when students apply for A-Level science, Combined science is still highly regarded by further education establishments and employers and it is still possible to progress on to A-Level Science and a scientific career.

Science Curriculum Video



Students are assessed every lesson through regular low stakes testing and retrieval practice. In addition to this there is a half termly recall assessment as well as more extensive mid and end of year assessments.


Future Careers

Our department has a wealth of experience and knowledge across the sciences and is passionate about awakening curiosity and developing critical thinking in students;

empowering them to explain our rapidly changing world and contribute towards a global society.

Studying science develops your analytical and problem-solving skills, training you to approach things in a logical evidence-based manner. These skills are desirable in a wide range of careers outside of the more obvious applications of science. Careers more directly based on a strong understanding of science include healthcare, animal healthcare, engineering, pharmaceutical research, forensic scientist, research scientist and many more.

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