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KS3 Science

Curriculum Overview

The overarching aim in the pursuit of scientific competency is to prepare students to be active citizens in the wider world in terms of critical engagement with their environment.

Our intent is for all students to develop a curiosity and a scientific understanding of the world around them and the ability to think critically about information presented to them.

We want them to be aware of the role of science and technology in the modern world and that our understanding nowadays is built on the research carried out by Scientists from many different cultures and civilizations throughout history. 

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment includes an end of unit test and an extended writing task which is assessed using St Bernadette levels. Students are given feedback and an opportunity to go back and reappraise their learning.

Students have a mock exam during the year, which is an opportunity to review their learning and practice study skills.

Every topic has a key word and definition homework which forms the basis of low stakes testing.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps - Biology Topics
Key Learning Steps - Chemistry Topics
Key Learning Steps - Physics Topics
Road Map

Modules

Year 7 - Organisms 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Energy 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Matter 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Waves 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Genes 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Earth 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Forces & Energy 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Ecosystems 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Energy 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Matter 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Organisms 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Waves 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Reactions 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Genes 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Electromagnets 1

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Earth 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Electromagnets 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Ecosystems 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Reactions 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Forces 2

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

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