Curriculum Statement

Our ambition for students of science is that they will have the scientific literacy to enable them to make positive life choices. We aim to foster students’ curiosity in the world around them; to teach them to identify where scientific news stories may be misleading; to develop their creativity and imagination by looking at scientific problems and how they can be solved; and to help them to reflect, and to consider the impact of human actions on our world. Science is integral to character education as it teaches students the knowledge required for them to use their wisdom to make positive choices, benefiting themselves and wider society. We advocate a healthy lifestyle by talking about the impact that diet, alcohol and smoking can have on a person’s health, and when teaching about sustainability and climate change fairness to other humans, both now and in future generations, is considered.

Through the study of science, students will learn how science has made progress over the decades, and how discoveries were perceived in their time. The encounter topics such as global communities for maintaining biodiversity, ethnicity and risk factors for diseases and the socioeconomic debate regarding the factors for deforestation. Students’ knowledge grows in the area of biology, chemistry and physics so that they can make good decisions; the more students understand about the world and their bodies, the more informed their future decisions can be.

The wide range of careers which spring from science is evident in student destinations and our Local Labour Market Information, and therefore we reference this through our curriculum.


Curriculum Overview

Year 7 to 9
Year 10 to 11 – Biology
Year 10 to 11 – Chemistry
Year 10 to 11 – Physics
Year 10 to 11 – Combined Science: Trilogy
Sixth Form – Biology
Sixth Form – Chemistry
Sixth Form – Physics
Sixth Form – Psychology