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KS3 Science (Years 7–9)

We offer a range of opportunities here at Kings’ for KS3 Science covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Our aim is to build on pupils’ scientific skills and understanding gained during KS2.

We do this through:

  • practical investigations
  • using scientific ideas and models to explain phenomena
  • providing a safe learning environment
  • using the process of scientific enquiry
  • encouraging discussions and teamwork.

In Year 7 pupils have one teacher who teaches the three sciences between them while in Years 8 and 9 pupils have three teachers allowing them to study a wider range of topics.

Science Assessment Descriptors

Course Content:

The topics that we cover in KS3 are:

Monitoring and Assessment:

Pupil progress is monitored through ‘Independent Scientific Skills’ and ‘Knowledge and Understanding’ which assess different aspects of the Key Stage 3 curriculum. During each topic there are opportunities for staff to assess and develop pupils’ scientific skills (including carrying out risk assessments, planning experiments, collecting and recording reliable data, processing of data: numerical and graphical, drawing scientific conclusions and evaluating). There is also a formal assessment at the end of each topic, in the form of a test, which assesses scientific knowledge and understanding.

Science Clinic:

We also offer our Science Clinic to KS3 pupils.  This runs weekly, and provides fun hands-on opportunities, for pupils to get enthused and excited about science.

Year 7 Maths & Science Evening Presentation