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Science Curriculum Rationale


The purpose of the science curriculum at Ashley High School is to nurture a lifelong love of learning and discovery in all students. We believe that science education is essential for preparing students to be informed and responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world. Through our science curriculum, we aim to provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the natural world and how it works
  • Engage in scientific inquiry and problem-solving
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Communicate scientific ideas effectively
  • Appreciate the role of science in society
  • Make informed decisions about their own health and well-being
  • Prepare for future careers in science and technology

Core Beliefs

We believe that all students have the potential to learn and make progress in science. We are committed to providing a science curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and accessible to all students. We believe that science education should be hands-on, inquiry-based, and aligned with current scientific research. We believe that science education should foster students' creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills.

Curriculum Design

Our science curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners. We provide a variety of instructional strategies to engage students with different learning styles. We also differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with varying levels of prior knowledge and ability.

In years 7 to 9 students will study the Key Stage 3 Science curriculum

In years 10 and 11 students will study either:

AQA GCSE Combined Science Trilogy


AQA Entry Level Science


We use a variety of assessment methods to evaluate student learning. Our assessment practices are aligned with our curriculum goals and objectives. We provide students with regular feedback on their progress.


Science education is essential for preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. We are committed to providing our students with a science education that will help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in later life.