Studying science inspires curiosity and an attitude of discovery. Science is a subject, yes, but it's also a way of thinking; we want to train our Key Stage 3 students to think critically and creatively, working together to solve problems and be guided by the evidence. Science allows our students to be ambitious, stretching themselves to ask the questions “what would happen if…?”, “why does …?” Science is also daring, it allows our students to debate the ethics of whether we should do something just because we can.
In Years 7 and 8 students study a range of career-themed units, 6 hours per fortnight. In Year 9, our Science curriculum begins to divide more explicitly into Biology, Chemistry and Physics to allow our students’ knowledge to deepen and to become more scientifically refined and specialised.
In Year 7 science, students study:
In Year 8 science, students study
In Year 9 Science, students study:
Homework and learning outside of the classroom
KS3 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Club is an exciting way for students to explore and engage with the world of science through a series of activities, for example “How would you survive a “zombie apocalypse?”.
KS3 Space Club is a club for pupils to dive into the wonders of the cosmos and learn the secrets of the night’s sky through fun-filled exploration that’s both educational and out-of-this-world exciting.