KS3 Science

At KS3 students have 8 lessons of Science across a 2 week timetable.  Students study topics from a scheme of work that has been developed by staff in the learning.  This scheme has been developed to ensure that students are taught the founding principles of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as developing practical, mathematical and problem solving skills.  Lessons are carefully planned to ensure that students are provided with  variety of challenging and interesting activities.


Topics taught in year 7: 

  • Becoming a Scientist
  • Living Systems
  • Reproduction
  • Diet & Health
  • Particulate Matter of Nature
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Materials
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Space


Topics taught in year 8:

  • Respiration
  • Circulation
  • Genetics & Evolution
  • Photosynthesis & Ecosystems
  • Atoms, Elements & Compounds
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Earth & Atmosphere
  • Energy
  • Pressure, Moments & Levers
  • Electricity & Magnetism

Useful websites and Apps:

To help promote independent study and revision outside of lessons, students can access useful materials from the following website;