KS3

    At Key Stage 3 students receive three lessons of Science a week covering all three science disciplines.  The Science Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to succeed in their Key Stage 3 studies, GCSEs and further studies. 

    In Year 7 students will study:

    • Cells and cell functions
    • Reproduction
    • Environment and feeding relationships
    • Variation and classification
    • Acids and alkalis
    • Simple chemical reactions
    • Particle model of solids, liquids and gasses
    • Solutions
    • Energy resources 
    • Electrical circuits
    • Forces and their effects
    • The solar system and beyond

    In Year 8 students will study:

    • Food and digestion
    • Respiration
    • Microbes and disease
    • Ecological relationships
    • Atoms and elements
    • Compounds and mixtures 
    • Rocks and weathering
    • The rock cycle
    • Heating and cooling
    • Magnets and electromagnets 
    • Light
    • Sound and hearing

    From September 2016 onwards...

    In Year 9, 10 and 11 students will study the following topics based on the AQA Trilogy or Chemistry, Physics and Biology qualification :

    BIOLOGY

    • B1 – Cell structure and transport
    • B2 – Cell division
    • B3 – Organisation and the digestive system
    • B4 – Organising plants and animals
    • B5 – Communicable diseases
    • B6 – Preventing and treating diseases
    • B7 – Non communicable diseases
    • B8 –Photosynthesis
    • B9 – Respiration
    • B10 – The human nervous system
    • B11 – Hormonal cocordination
    • B12 – Homeostasis in action
    • B13 – Reproduction
    • B14 – Variation and evolution
    • B15 – Genetics and evolution
    • B16 – Adaptation, interdependence and competition
    • B17 – Organising an ecosystem
    • B18 – Biodiversity and ecosystem 

    CHEMISTRY

    • C1 – Atomic structure
    • C2 – The periodic table
    • C3 – Structure and bonding
    • C4 – Chemical calculations
    • C5 – Chemical change
    • C6 – Electrolysis
    • C7 – Energy change
    • C8 – Rate and equilibrium
    • C9 – Crude oil and fuels
    • C10 – Organic reactions
    • C11 – Polymers
    • C12 – Chemical analysis
    • C13 – The Earth’s atmosphere
    • C14 – The Earth’s resources
    • C15 – Using our resources

    PHYSICS

    • P1 – Conservation and dissipation of energy
    • P2 – Energy transfer by heating
    • P3 – Energy resources
    • P4 – Electric circuits
    • P5 – Electricity in the home
    • P6 – Molecules and matter
    • P7 – Radioactivity
    • P8 – Forces in action
    • P9 – Motion
    • P10 – Forces and motion
    • P11 – Pressure and surfaces
    • P12 – Wave properties
    • P13 – Electromagnetic waves
    • P14 – Light
    • P15 – Electromagnetism
    • P16 – Space
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