Key Stage 3

Our KS3 Science Syllabus is based upon the national curriculum and AQA’s Big ideas principle.

We have created engaging lessons to promote thinking and learning, along with the necessary working scientifically skills to explore science all around us. We track progress throughout and the syllabus leads nicely onto our KS4 curriculum.

The content is structured under the 10 Big idea headings Forces, Electromagnetism, Energy, Waves, Matter, Reactions, Earth, Organisms, Ecosystems and Genes. Each idea contains four smaller topics: the building blocks for the Big ideas.

In science only years 7 and 8 will follow this course, year 9 will then start the GCSE (KS4) course.

Students will complete a progress test each half term, which along with other class assessments and practical work will be used to complete the progress trackers.

More details on the national curriculum can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335174/SECONDARY_national_curriculum_-_Science_220714.pdf

Additional science resources, revision material, games and tests can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p

 

Part 1

Taught in year 7

 

Part 2

Taught in year 8

 

Forces

 

Gravity

 

Contact forces

 

Pressure

 

Speed

 

Electromagnets

 

Voltage and resistance

 

Current

 

Electromagnets

 

Magnetism

 

Energy

 

Energy costs

 

Energy transfer

 

Work

 

Heating and cooling

 

Waves

 

Sound

 

Light

 

Wave effects

 

Wave properties

 

Matter

 

Particle model

 

Separating mixtures

 

Periodic table

 

Elements

 

Reactions

 

Metals and non-metals

 

Acids and alkalis

 

Chemical energy

 

Types of reaction

 

Earth

 

Earth structure

 

Universe

 

Climate

 

Earth resources

 

Organisms

 

Movement

 

Cells

 

Breathing

 

Digestion

 

Eco-system

 

Interdependence

 

Plant reproduction

 

Respiration

 

Photosynthesis

 

Genes

 

Variation

 

Human reproduction

 

Evolution

 

Inheritance

Enquiry processes:  Working scientifically

Enquire
• Collect data
• Test hypotheses
• Plan variables
• Devise questions

Analyse
• Discuss limitations
• Draw conclusions
• Present data
• Analyse patterns

Communicate
• Communicate ideas
• Justify opinions
• Critique claims
• Construct explanations

Solve
• Interrogate sources
• Review theories
• Estimate risks
• Examine consequences

 

Key Stage 4

Please see the relevant section of the Year 10 options booklet below

2017-2019 Options Booklet Download
Key Stage 5

Please see the relevant section of the Sixth Form Prospectus

2018 Sixth Form Prospectus Download