Science Intent


A high-quality science education 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. (National Curriculum 2014)

The aim of our science curriculum is to create learners who are curious about the world around them and all its phenomena. Our science curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide a high-quality, broad and balanced science education.
  • Secure and extend scientific knowledge.
  • Develop working scientifically skills.
  • Promote a love of science and inspire pupils, using the wealth of resources in our city, Cambridge, to provide enrichment opportunities.
  • Equip pupils with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the science National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.