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Subject intent

Science provides the foundations for understanding the world around us and the universe within which it sits. We, as scientists, are inspiring the next generation to be curious, inquisitive and analytical rather than accepting. Teachers empower students with the skills and knowledge they need to understand, explain and investigate scientific concepts. This will allow them to contribute to and shape the evolving world around them, whether that is working in a scientific field or by applying skills gained through scientific enquiry to flourish in their chosen path.

Brief overview of thinking behind KS3 cumulation and progression of knowledge

The science KS3 curriculum is built on scientific ideas, principals and key skills mapped back through the key stages. Core concepts covered at the start of KS3 are revisited throughout the course where they are applied to more complex ideas and more diverse situations, thus deepening and broadening students’ understanding of the importance of science.

Links to KS4 specification

Combined Science

Pearson Combined Science

Combined Science Specification


Pearson Chemistry

Chemistry Specification


Pearson Biology

Biology Specification


Pearson Physics

Physics Specification

Curriculum plan

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