The Key Stage 3 course, following the national curriculum, is broad and varied, offering students the ability to develop and test their scientific thinking in a way which gives them a firm foundation for Key Stage 4.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
Year 7 - The first topic taught in year 7 Science is “Working Scientifically.”
This is followed by topics which can be taught in any order:
Biology - Structure and function of body systems, reproduction, cells
Chemistry - Particles and their behaviour, elements, atoms and compounds, reactions, acids and alkalis
Physics - Forces, sound, light, space
Year 8 - The following topics will be taught during year 8 in any order:
Biology - Health and lifestyle, ecosystem processes, adaptation and inheritance
Chemistry - The Periodic Table, separation techniques, metals and acids, The Earth
Physics - Electricity and magnetism, energy, motion and pressure
GCSE Science study begins in Year 9.
If you have any further questions relating to the Science curriculum at Key Stage 3, please emailMs L Hope - Science KS3