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Curriculum Statement

 “Wow! Science is in EVERYTHING!”

At BBAB, our goal in science is to spark the kids' interest in and curiosity about the natural world and the things that go on around them. In order to grow and expand their comprehension of the world they live in, we encourage children to explore with confidence. This allows them to explain what is happening, make predictions about how things will behave, and analyze reasons. In order to promote and encourage the growth of science capital, they learn to critically examine and debate science-based topics that could have an impact on their own lives, the course of society, and the fate of the entire planet.


Science at BBAB offers learning in the following areas:

Our Year 9 science curriculum aims to teach students about the world through the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and biology. Our goal is to cultivate in pupils a deep curiosity and passion for the subject matter through the enthusiasm of the content. The curriculum is designed to provide the right amount of stretch and difficulty at each level, while also being relevant and accessible to all students and staff, in order to foster and cultivate a "can do" mindset in both. Students will acquire the fundamental facts and ideas necessary to recognize the persuasiveness of reasoned explanation and to foster an enthusiasm and interest about the world around them through the unit sequencing. Pupils will be urged to comprehend how science may be utilized to analyze reasons, forecast behavior, and explain what is happening. 

Our year 10 science curriculum aims to give students a strong foundation in science and facilitate additional study, Students start to work toward their Entry Level certificate (Single or Double). Our goals are to increase students' cultural capital and instill in them the value of science and how it relates to their own lives, everyday existence, and the wider world. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are taught to students. Their curiosity for the natural world and understanding of how to operate scientifically are fostered by the education. Students will have the chance to expand their scientific knowledge as well as their investigative, descriptive, explanatory, analytical, quantitative, and evaluative skills through the science program. 

By year 11, students will have built a large body of evidence for Single or Double award qualification. They are also offered the chance to take Combined Gcse Foundation or Higher. As a result, children will be able to further think about pursuing a career in science, which is in high demand due to a lack of qualified scientists. Additionally, the curriculum will help kids develop their logical reasoning skills, which will help them analyze the world critically and recognize that things happen for a reason and that processes are connected. 

We also intend to offer curriculum trips to  Science Museums, Sea life centers, Aero zone and Kent wildlife Trust sites. Science Department will also work with Maths, PE and English department to offer students wide range of curriculum related trips. Our summer school activities have been widely appreciated by our young people, leading one of our learners to say:


Key to implementing the science technology curriculum is ensuring that pupils:

  • All students should have opportunities for reflective learning and questioning that build on their past knowledge and create connections across curriculum.
  • In an atmosphere where students are encouraged to develop their ideas and independence by asking their own questions and offering their own methods of researching their hypothesis.
  • Fostering and integrating science lessons into practical experiences, giving science significance, and developing "science cultural capital".
  • Practical, hands-on learning opportunities using a variety of scientific techniques to ignite students' innate curiosity and encourage it.

We have created a knowledge-led curriculum to achieve these objectives and demonstrate impact which are built on a structured ladder of qualifications.


  • The range of activities (written, practical, discussion and teacher input) allows all students to thrive; we have seen good engagement and completion of activities. The impact of the discussion through a quick thought question has allowed students to gain valuable knowledge flashbacks, which aids their learning for the coming lesson; it also has helped with the retention of information from previous lessons
  • The combination of written work and practical allows both visual and kinaesthetic learners to understand a concept in a variety of ways
  • 1 to 1 discussions with teacher towards the end of the lesson has begun to make a huge difference to recall of information from the lesson and students taking ownership of what they have learnt. By students being questioned away from resources, this has allowed AFL to improve. It also has made students take more pride in their work as they are being made aware that this will be checked with the students present. Students are also receiving verbal feedback instantly as well as summative shown on their Showbie profile

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Students must comprehend that although there are three main ideas, they are all related to one another and build upon one another. Within these ideas, they will also study significant scientific breakthroughs.

Biology: Students must learn about complicated systems including interactions between genes, the environment, and random chance in order to comprehend living things and life itself. Some example of topic are:

  • The structure of the heart and the composition of blood
  • Natural and artificial selection
  • Genetics: inheritance and engineering
  • The effect of lifestyle on health

Chemistry: Children learn about chemistry by using models and modeling to describe how matter behaves and how the components of the items they study combine. Some example of topic are:

  • Atoms and elements
  • States of matter
  • Chromatography
  • The current atmosphere

Physics: According to physics, everything behaves the same way. Children can develop explanations based on quantifiable quantities that can be arranged into numerical relationships by using this concept.

  • Changes in energy storage
  • Energy resources
  • Current in a circuit
  • Earth and Space

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Unit Award Scheme 


Entry Level Certificate (Single or Double)

Level 1, 2 and 3


Entry Level Certificate (Single or Double) or GCSE combined Synergy Science

Level 1, 2 and 3 or Foundation or Higher

To view our curriculum maps for Science, coming soon.

To view our knowledge organisers for Science, coming soon.

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