Thomas Keble Science Key Stage 3

Science KS3

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Year 7 and Year 8 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 in Year 7 with the learning being extended in Year 8.

Homework is set once a week in Year 7. In Year 8, one of the weekly homeworks in Terms 1, 3 and 5 will be devoted to the completion of an independent learning task (ILT) designed to look at the three major disciplines in science:

Year 7 and Year 8

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

In Year 9 most students prepare for their GCSE by completing the AQA bridging course on Biomimicry before starting the GCSE course in Term 2.

Year 9

  • AQA Biomimicry