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Curriculum Intent

To provide students with the skills and knowledge to analyse and explain the world around them, while inspiring them to pursue STEM careers.



Science is about being able to analyse, understand and make predictions about the complex world around us. Our curriculum is designed to teach students to investigate, analyse, observe, experiment and explain the world around them and therefore to inspire many to work within this essential field in the future! 

To achieve this the Science Curriculum at Capital is spiral and develops key scientific ideas and principles in the subject disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics throughout KS3.  This is then built upon at KS4 to extend the students’ understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiry that helps them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  Our curriculum is designed to require students to evaluate scientific claims through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and draw their own conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively.  As they reexamine and deepen their knowledge of physical, biological and chemical processes students will begin to see the connections between these subject areas and become aware of the big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding. By KS5 students will demonstrate and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills across the full range of disciplines and they will study certain processes in considerably more depth to allow them to evidence their abilities to analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of scientific information.

The curriculum in Science is designed to enable students to:

  • relate scientific explanations to phenomena in the world around 

  • develop the ability to interpret data 

  • use modelling and abstract ideas to develop and evaluate explanations

  • explain scientific laws and principles;

  • test hypotheses, observe scientific patterns, devise suitable methods;

  • perform scientific calculations accurately

Please click on the following links for the Curriculum and Assessment Maps for 2022-23.

Year 7 Science C&A Map

Year 8 Science C&A Map

Year 9-11 Science C&A Map

Year 12 T Level 3 Applied Science

Year 12 Biology C&A Map

Year 12 Chemistry C&A Map

Year 12 Physics C&A Map

Year 13 Biology C&A Map

Year 13 Chemistry C&A Map

Year 13 Physics C&A Map

Year 13 – BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

Please click on the following links for the 2022-23 KS4 & KS5 Curriculum Guides.

Science (Year 9-11)

BTEC L3 Science (C6)

Biology (C6)

Chemistry (C6)

Physics (C6)