The science curriculum at BBEC intends to:

  • embed scientific knowledge and understanding, both academic and practical, in all our students
  • develop a love of science and a passion for scientific knowledge
  • develop a curiosity about the scientific world and an appreciation of the relevance of science in the lives of all people and the ever-evolving technological world
  • enable students to apply mathematical calculations necessary for any scientist to be able to quantify as well as explore important concepts, particularly in chemistry
  • develop observational, modelling, enquiry, interpretative, analysis and problem -solving skills, in the laboratory and other learning environments
  • improve students’ social and cultural awareness, their love for reading and acquisition of scientific vocabulary including exploring current affairs through academic scientific texts and science in the news
  • encourage students to critically consider emerging moral and ethical issues using facts, evidence, and knowledge to form opinions whilst developing respect for others’ views
  • nurture in our students the skills, independence and resilience to be successful scientists in school and to provide them with increased aspiration, ambition and real competencies to succeed in the modern world
  • ensure that students understand the biological functions of the body in order to make informed choices about relationships and family planning
  • promote and build awareness and cultural capital around the use of materials and protecting the environment for future generations by being courteous and kind
  • celebrate the contribution of scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures so that all students can see themselves as having a place in the world of science



Extra Curricular Activities

  • We run a STEM science club
  • After school revision classes are held throughout the year and intensively close to major exams
  • We have taken pupils on residential visits, for example the North Yorkshire field study residential and university taster courses

Useful resources:

  • Information on current specifications being studied in respective year groups
    AQA trilogy in our Year 10 and 11 for those doing combined science.
  • Recommended text books / revision guides to supplement course:
    CGP New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: AQA Revision Guide for combined science, CGP Workbooks ( includes exam style questions) are also available.
  • Recommended web sites / resources to aid home learning

BBC bitesize:

Seneca Learning –

Free Science Lessons –

Primrose Kitten-