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Science at KS3 is in a transition period. Year 7 is starting to follow a KS3 programme of study based around the Scheme of Learning recently published by the AQA exam board http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/ks3/ks3-science-syllabus . The units for this are given below. Students will study these in rotation over the course of the year. Homework is set once a week.
Year 8 is completing our own programme of study. These units are completed in rotation. The topics they will cover are given below. Homework is set once a fortnight with an Independent Learning Task being completed in Terms 1, 3 and 5.
- What Gives Us Energy?
- Causing Chemical Reactions
- Who Do You Think You Are?
- Solids, Liquids and Gases
In Year 9 most students prepare for their GCSE by completing a Fundamentals of Science course and the AQA bridging course on Biomimicry before starting the GCSE course after Christmas.
- Fundamentals of Biology
- Fundamentals of Chemistry
- Fundamentals of Physics
- AQA Biomimicry