Curriculum Intent

It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree – make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.’ Elon Musk

Mr C Liptrot
Curriculum Leader Science

Mrs D Barker-Knowles
Second in Science Department

Ms A Davidson
Teacher of Science

Miss C Dowdeswell
Teacher of Science

Miss F Fletcher
Teacher of Science

Mrs R Hazlehurst
Teacher of Science

Mrs S Jacks
Teacher of Science

Mr J Birchall
Teacher of Science

Mrs J Norton
Senior Science Technician

The Science department at St Cuthbert’s aims to foster a passion for science amongst the students. We believe that all students should learn to appreciate that science is all around us and we aim to provide an enriching science education across the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will be encouraged to think analytically and will develop skills that will allow them to adapt and contribute to an ever-changing world of science. We believe students should develop practical based skills to supplement their theoretical knowledge and that this should promote an intellectual curiosity and passion for science.

Therefore, we embed engaging practical activities throughout our curriculum.



Curriculum Rationale - Science

Biology Curriculum Map Overview (visual)

Chemistry Curriculum Map Overview (visual)

Physics Curriculum Map Overview (visual)

Science Trilogy Curriculum Map Overview (visual)


Year 7 Science Progress Grid

Year 8 Science Progress Grid

Year 9 Science Progress Grid

STEM Club (Year 7 & 8)

RSC Periodic Table