KS4 Science – AQA Science Biology

Progression routes available: Level 3 within further education, apprenticeship.

Our Science curriculum aims to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations. This specification encourages the development of knowledge and understanding in science through opportunities for working scientifically. Working scientifically is the sum of all the activities that scientists do.

The curriculum will develop scientific thinking, understanding how scientific methods and theories develop over time; use scientific theories and explanations to develop hypotheses; and analyse and evaluate, presenting observations and other data using appropriate methods. Throughout the curriculum delivery, there is a strong focus on developing knowledge and use of scientific vocabulary.

Through scientific experiments, there are opportunities to develop skills such as correct use of apparatus, awareness of health and safety issues in the lab, hypothesising and analysing.