Science Curriculum at ARTS Education

Our full Science Curriculum Overview can be downloaded HERE

Brief Science curriculum overview

As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we at ARTS Education give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires, the importance of Science is recognised in all aspects of every day life. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry will help develop the natural curiosity of the child. At Arts Education Science is explored through the three main science disciplines of; biology, chemistry and physics with the aim for students to gain an appreciation of the world (and universe) through understanding of key concepts and analytical thinking being encouraged.

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

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.

Key Stage 3/4 Courses

  • Science KS3 Year 7

  • Science KS3 Year 8

  • Science KS3 Year 9

  • Science KS4 Year 10

  • Science KS4 Year 11

What we can offer our students

  • G.C.S.E

  • Functional Skills (Entry Level – Level 2)

  • Exam opportunities

  • Regular Assessment for Learning and Progress

  • Regular Target Setting

What you as a parent or carer can do

We want all children to see Science as something they can learn and something that is relevant to their lives after school. Whether or not they proceed to a career in Science, all children need to develop confident skills that will serve them throughout life. You can help at home to support what we do in school, we have included some useful links below to help give you some ideas.


can you do with