Thomas Keble Science Key Stage 3

Science KS3

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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 . 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 7

  • Biology
    • Organisms
    • Ecosystems
    • Genes
  • Chemistry
    • Matter
    • Reactions
    • Earth
  • Physics
    • Forces
    • Electromagnets
    • Energy
    • Waves


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.

Year 8

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


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.

Year 9

  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • AQA Biomimicry
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