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KS3 Science Year 7

The Year 7 Science course aims to introduce pupils to safe methods of working in the laboratory, to develop the basic skills needed in Science, to instil an understanding of Working Scientifically and to carry out investigations in the context of specific topics from each of the scientific disciplines. Students are taught in form groups, having Science lessons three times a week, with homework being set once a week. Topics covered include;

This forms one half of the preparation for their end of key stage assessment, so that students will finish this course next year, and start their GCSE courses at the beginning of year 9.

KS3 Science Year 8

The Year 8 Science course explores further topics in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.  Students continue to learn new practical techniques, develop their investigational skills and gain understanding of issues such as keeping healthy and the environmental impact of human activity.  Students are taught in form groups, having Science lessons three times a week, with homework being set once a week. Topics covered include;

Assessment

Students’ progress will be regularly monitored through end of topic tests.There will also be three extended investigations per year to assess the ‘Investigative Skills’ and ‘Mathematical and Data Handling Skills’ strands of the SWGS standards.  In these tasks, students will independently plan, risk assess, carry out and analyse their results.An end of year exam will assess the topic content covered throughout the year and inform the final SWGS standard awarded.


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