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 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 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