Science KS3

At Lindsworth School we believe in sharing our enthusiasm of science with the pupils. We aim to stimulate and develop an interest, enthusiasm and enjoyment in the acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills. We encourage an attitude of curiosity and enquiry and an awareness of the relevance of science to our everyday life. 

KS3 Curriculum

In Years 7 and 8 pupils follow ‘Exploring Science: Working Scientifically’. The course not only fulfils all the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also looks forwards to the new GCSEs, helping to lay secure foundations for work in Years 9, 10 and 11. With the changes to terminally examined GCSEs, their increasing focus on the application of ideas and their amplified requirements for maths, literacy and communication, we have integrated these skills into the whole of our Key Stage 3 course. This means that, from the start of Year 7, pupils will steadily grow in confidence when using mathematical skills, thinking scientifically and communicating their ideas clearly and logically.

 

 

Units of study at Key Stage 3

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Mixtures and separation

Cells, Tissues, Organs and Systems

Energy

Acids and alkalis

Sexual reproduction in animals

Current electricity

The particle model

Muscles and bones

Forces

Atoms, elements and compounds

Ecosystems

Sound

Combustion

Food and digestion

Fluids

The periodic table

Plants and their reproduction

Light

Metals and their uses

Breathing and respiration

Energy transfers

Rocks

Unicellular organisms

Earth and space

Making minerals

Genetics and evolution

Forces and motion

Reactivity

Growing our food

Electricity and magnetism