KS3 students (year 7 and 8) follow schemes of learning based around the Science National Curriculum framework. Activities that promote key scientific and literacy skills have been built into the schemes.
To support our students with the changing practical requirements of the new Science GCSE, we also deliver CASE lessons (Cognitive Acceleration through Scientific Enquiry) once a fortnight. These allow pupils to develop critical thinking skills that are beneficial to scientific investigations.
Students are taught in mixed ability classes in KS3 as this helps to develop their scientific enquiry skills.
|Part 1 Taught in year 7||Part 2 Taught in year 8|
|Unit A |
|Voltage and resistance||Current||Electromagnets||Magnetism|
|Energy costs||Energy transfer||Work||Heating and cooling|
|Sound||Light||Wave effects||Wave properties|
|Particle model||Separating mixtures||Periodic table||Elements|
|Metals and non-metals||Acids and alkalis||Chemical energy||Types of reaction|
|Earth structure||Universe||Climate||Earth resource|