Thomas Keble Science Key Stage 3

Science KS3

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In Science at Key Stage Three, pupils follow a course based around the new National Curriculum statements. It comprises 12 units over Years 7 & 8. These units have been designed to both engage pupils in Science and to enable them to develop both practical and academic skills as they learn.

The units studied are as follows:

Year 7

  • Building the Human Body
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • How Electricity Works
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Making Energy Work For Us
  • Studying the Environment

Year 8

  • What Gives Us Energy?
  • Causing Chemical Reactions
  • Forces
  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Waves

In Year 9, some pupils will start the Separate Sciences whilst others will complete a course called “Our Sustainable Future”. This is aimed at making pupils more aware of their environment and the challenges that will face them and their children. After Christmas they will start their GCSE course.