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Curriculum Intent

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science (Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science)

At Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School, our science department is committed to designing, delivering and reevaluating an exceptional curriculum that nurtures curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep understanding of the natural world. Our intent is to empower students to become lifelong learners, skilled scientists, and informed global citizens. We aim to achieve this by: 


Building a Strong Foundation 

We ensure a comprehensive coverage of fundamental scientific principles, equipping students with a solid foundation to pursue advanced studies in science disciplines. 


Providing Real-World Context  

We emphasize the relevance of science in everyday life and global challenges. Our curriculum integrates real-world contexts, making connections between scientific concepts and their applications. 


Developing Scientific Literacy 

Our curriculum enhances students' scientific literacy, enabling them to critically evaluate information, make informed decisions, and engage in debates on scientific and ethical issues. 


Promoting Inquiry-Based Learning 

Our curriculum fosters a culture of inquiry, encouraging students to ask questions, explore hypotheses, and design experiments, thereby developing their scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. 

Exam Boards and Specifications


GCSE - AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Biology (8461)

GCSE - AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry (8462)

GCSE - AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physics (8463)


A Level - AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology (7402)

A Level - AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry (7405)

A Level - AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physics (7408C)