Key Stage 3 Science
The Key stage 3 syllabus is taught using the big ideas principle, the generalisations, principles and models which connect concepts are at the heart of the syllabus.
We believe this is how students learn to see the world analytically, to explain phenomena and make predictions – all skills they need for their next stage of scientific learning.
The programme of study content is covered under 10 big idea headings:
Forces, Electromagnetism, Energy, Waves, Matter, Reactions, Earth, Organisms, Ecosystems and Genes. Each idea contains four smaller topics: the building blocks for the big ideas.
Student knowledge is assessed formally via tests where we teach them the skills needed for success in exams to prepare for GCSE and scientific skills of Predicting, Obtaining, presenting and analysing