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 three progress tests a year which, along with other class assessments and practical work will be used for attainment 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 7Part 2 - Taught in year 8
ForcesGravity
Contact forces
PressureSpeed
ElectromagnetsVoltage and resistanceCurrent
Electromagnets
Magnetism
Energy
Energy costs

Energy transfer

Work
Heating and cooling
WavesSound
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
EarthEarth structure
Universe

Climate
Earth resources
Organisms
Movement
CellsBreathingDigestion
Eco-system
Interdependence

Plant reproduction
RespirationPhotosynthesis
Genes
Variation

Human reproduction
EvolutionInheritance

Enquiry processes:  Working scientifically

Enquire
• Collect data
• Test hypotheses
• Plan variables
• Devise questionsAnalyse
• Discuss limitations
• Draw conclusions
• Present data
• Analyse patterns

Communicate
• Communicate ideas
• Justify opinions
• Critique claims
• Construct explanationsSolve
• Interrogate sources
• Review theories
• Estimate risks
• Examine consequences

Key Stage 4

Please see the relevant section of the options booklet below

Year 10: 2018-2020 Options Booklet

Year 11: 2017-2019 Options Booklet Download

Key Stage 5

Please see the relevant section of the Sixth Form Prospectus

2018 Sixth Form Prospectus Download