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Science learning objectives

If you are a new user, find out more about the objectives by going to About the science learning objectives

Follow the three steps below to choose the year and strands you wish to view or alternatively, click on the name of a single substrand to view information regarding that substrand only.

Please note that the learning objectives for the How science works substrands are always selected and will automatically appear on the next screen when ‘Go’ is selected.

You can download a zip file containing the collected yearly learning objectives, amplifications, strategies for progression and rich questions for the secondary science framework by following the link below:

The secondary science framework: collected documents (1.1MB)

Step 2. Choose the substrands

  • click 'Select all' to see all the learning objectives
  • click 'Select' for all the learning objectives in a strand
  • click the relevant boxes to select the learning objectives for a single substrand or a combination of substrands

1.1 How science works – Explanations, argumentation and decisions

1.2 How science works – Practical and enquiry skills

2 Organisms, behaviour and health


3 Chemical and material behaviour


4 Energy, electricity and forces


5 The environment, Earth and the universe


Step 3.