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KS3 Science

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Key Stage 3 Course Information Page
Course Name : Science

Curriculum Content

Students are taught a wide range of topics with equal emphasis on biology, chemistry, physics and practical skills. Topics include cells, reproduction, particles and forces

Students are taught a wide range of topics with equal emphasis on biology, chemistry, physics and practical skills. Topics include the periodic table, food and digestion, gas exchange, light, sound and magnetism.

Students are taught a wide range of topics with equal emphasis on biology, chemistry, physics and practical skills. Topics include inheritance, photosynthesis, reactivity and space

How Classes are Grouped

Students are grouped into sets according to their CAT scores and KS2 data.

Students are grouped into sets according to their CAT scores and KS2 data.

Students are grouped into sets according to their CAT scores and KS2 data.

Assessment (including homework)

Assessment is via end of topic tests taken using previous SAT style exam questions. Homework is a mixture of project and reflective work.

Assessment is via end of topic tests taken using previous SAT style exam questions. Homework is a mixture of project and reflective work.

Assessment is via end of topic tests taken using previous SAT style exam questions. Homework is a mixture of project and reflective work.

How to support your daughter

  • Discussing what she has covered in science lessons.
  • Encouraging her to take an interest in science current affairs in the media (newspaper, radio, television).
  • Encouraging her to watch science and natural history documentary programmes.
  • Encouraging her to read science and natural history publications (e.g. National Geographic, New Scientist, BBC Focus magazine).