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Science at Anston Brook

 National Curriculum

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 foundation 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. 


At Anston Brook we are committed to uphold the principles outlined in the National Curriculum and honouring the commitment we have made through our Curriculum Intention. Our curriculum is designed to teach the key foundation concepts that underpin Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Not only do learners discover how science has changed our lives and understanding of life, but they are encouraged to explore how they might, through in depth study of science, change the world.


Our Science Roadmap outlines the key areas of study in each year group in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Our curriculum has been designed so that each year learners build on the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout their learning journey at Anston Brook. In addition to this, the Science Roadmap outlines the key learning behaviours expected of science learners in school in key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2. These learning behaviours and expectations underpin the science taught in lessons, whether they be based in conceptual understanding or inquiry.  

Intent of Science

Implementation of Science