KS3 Science

Year Group

Content by Topic

Approach

 

Year 7

Biology:

• Cells

• Reproduction

• Variation, food chains and adaptation

·         Muscles, bones, fitness and drugs

 

Chemistry:

• Acids and alkalis

• Solids, liquids and gases

• Solutions and separating techniques

• Materials and rocks

 

Physics:

• Energy

• Electrical circuits

• Forces and their effects

·         Sound and hearing

Students are set in science.

 

The course is taught on a carousel basis, with students visiting each science discipline in turn.

 

Schemes of work provide a range of learning opportunities that include scientific investigation and practical work, research and independent learning as well as class based activities.

 

Assessment is by end of topic tests, end of year tests, scientific investigation specific written assessments.

 

We currently report in GCSE grades (numbers W,1-3)

 

Year 8

Biology:

• Food and digestion

• Plants and their reproduction

• Breathing and respiration

·         Unicellular organisms

 

Chemistry:

• Combustion

• Metals and their uses

• Element and compounds, periodic table

·         Rocks and the rock cycle

 

Physics:

·         Fluids, pressure, floating, drag

·         Light

·         Energy transfers

·         Earth and space

 

Students are set in science.

 

The course is taught on a carousel basis, with students visiting each science discipline in turn.

 

Schemes of work provide a range of learning opportunities that include scientific investigation and practical work, research and independent learning as well as class based activities.

 

Assessment is by end of topic tests, end of year tests, scientific investigation specific written assessments.

 

We currently report in GCSE grades (numbers W,1-4)

Year 9

Biology :

• Genetics

• Health

• Plants

 

Chemistry :

• Materials

• Metals and reactivity

• Environmental chemistry

 

Physics:

• Energy changes  and electricity

• Pressure, Moments and levers

 

Students are set in science.

 

The course is taught on a carousel basis, with students visiting each science discipline in turn.

 

Schemes of work provide a range of learning opportunities that include scientific investigation and practical work, research and independent learning as well as class based activities.

 

Assessment is by end of topic tests, end of year tests, scientific investigation specific written assessments.

 

We currently report in GCSE grades (numbers W,1-5)