Science is a core curriculum subject, studied by all pupils at Orchard Mead Academy. Our aim is to prepare young people to tackle problems with a scientific approach, using the skills and knowledge they have learnt within their lessons. Our lessons sequence is planned in a way that allows students have an opportunity to revisit key ideas and principles. Each unit builds upon prior knowledge. We developed the progression model to ensure that students have a sound underpinning before moving on. As students move from Years 7 to 11 they will build upon the knowledge that has been gained from the previous years and extend it further into new ideas. At KS3 the pupils follow the national curriculum, whereas at GCSE pupils will either follow the AQA Trilogy specification which is a duel award course resulting in two GCSE Science grades at the end of Year 11 or AQA Separate Science (triple) specifications which will result in a GCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the end of Year 11.