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Curriculum: Science Key Stage 3

Curriculum: Science Key Stage 3

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Curriculum Content

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.

During years 7 and 8 our students follow the recognised 'Activate' schemes of work for science.  As they study the biology, chemistry and physics subjects, there are opportunities to develop their practical skills by working scientifically to plan, measure, analyse and evaluate investigations as well as gaining an understanding of scientific attitudes. Textbooks and resources are available online through the Kerboodle website and every student has an individual log-in.

More information on Key Stage 3 Science is available here

If you have any further questions please email 

Ms L Hope - Science KS3

Richard Lander School