For every student to discover and explore the world of science through the focused lenses of biology, chemistry and physics.

Curriculum overview

The study of science at OBA ensures that your son/daughter will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in all 3 science disciplines including: Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Throughout their science lessons students will practice: planning, thinking logically, working systematically, testing out ideas, finding and presenting evidence, understanding and conducting experiments and applying mathematical skills to a range of situations. All pupils have access to state-of-the-art fully-functioning science laboratories for their science lessons. Students will also be given the opportunity to use a range of practical equipment to complete the practical elements of their course from Key Stage 3 right up to Key Stage 5.

As part of our aspirational and engaging curriculum at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, all of our KS3 students have the opportunity to take part in a careers curriculum alongside their science lessons. This curriculum exposes our students to the wider world of scientific opportunities through a combination of guest speaker assemblies and careers lessons.

Once our students have passed through year 7, 8 and 9, they will have been a part of at least 12 guest speaker sessions. During these assemblies, the students will have heard from professionals in fields such as medicine, tropical disease, electricity, nuclear power, and the fire service, plus many more. These guest speakers do not only map directly to our science curriculum, but also give our students the opportunity to explore science as a career option for themselves.

Included in the careers curriculum, students will also take part in three careers lessons per year group. These sessions are targeted around careers advice, inspiring a passion for the subject, and aiding them in their options choices.

Students at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy can access a careers curriculum that is currently only taught with us and will open many doors in the future.

Please download the Learning Journey (below) for an overview of the content taught at OBA.