Science is a subject that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent…It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin


“What identifies an inquiry as a scientific inquiry is that it concerns questions about the natural and made world and leads to developing understanding of what there is around us.”

Harlen, 2018


Science Curriculum Overview

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