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Curriculum Intent Statement for Science: Biology, Chemistry & Physics

1. Students can go on to study Sciences at University/Level 3 if they wish; hence why our curriculum is built around knowing more and remembering more

2. Students can understand the world through developing key knowledge and skills in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

3. Students can problem solve and think logically in unusual contexts; hence why we have a high amount of practical experiments throughout KS3/4/5

 The Science department at VHS firmly believes that learning Science at GCSE is fundamental

in strengthening a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing into adulthood. Not only this,

we know that GCSE science is needed, more now than ever, in order to educate our next

generation in a step towards addressing the many problems that we face as a global society.

To put it simply, someone who leaves school with a good understating of science will be

able to look after themselves, their families and the planet.

 With topics ranging from personal health and hygiene through to climate change, food

security and gene technology, GCSE Science is about more than the qualification. It is about

developing young citizens, preparing them for their future as an active, useful member of


 In summary we want nothing more than to help our students become people who, through

using the knowledge and wisdom that science brings, can look after themselves and those

they care about and impact on the world in a positive way.

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