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Science (Upper)


“Science is about exploring, and the only way to uncover the secrets of the universe is to go and look.”

Brian Cox

At Spring Brook Upper, our teaching of Science provides:

• A dynamic and engaging medium for pupils to gain knowledge

• An opportunity to develop independence and communication skills

This is achieved through:

• asking questions

• making observations

• performing simple tests

• using ideas to suggest answers

It is our aim across the Secondary phase to provide:
• enriched academic & learning for life experiences

• a creative way of teaching Science

• an inclusive, collaborative learning environment

Science Lessons at Spring Brook Upper

Science lessons at Spring Brook Upper are taught primarily through the use of enquiry skills.

We aim to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around our pupils.

The curriculum is delivered through half termly topics, designed to allow pupils to gain knowledge in biology, physics and chemistry.

Through their planning, teachers provide pupils with opportunities to develop the skills associated with ‘doing science’ including:

• Exploration

• Experimentation

• Observation

• Problem-solving

• Prediction

• Critical thinking

• Decision making

• Discussion

Intent, Implementation and Impact

More details on the intent, implementation and impact of our Science Curriculum can be viewed by following this link:

Spring Brook Upper Science Curriculum Intent


All pupils are assessed in ‘Enquiry.

We will also assess the development of knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics.

Our Assessment Tool is Dashboard, which breaks down learning into small, accessible and achievable steps.