Key Stage 3 Science

At Archbishop Holgate's School we see Science as relevant and exciting. We aim to give all students the best possible preparation for a rapidly changing technological society, through a scientific awareness relevant both to the workplace and to daily life.

“Equipped with his 5 senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science”.

Course description

In Years 7 to 8 all students follow an integrated Science course emphasising the links between science and society. Practical study units introduce students to key scientific ideas that form the basis of their studies through to GCSE. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and investigative skills are developed through the ten key ideas: forces, electromagnets, energy, waves, matter, reactions, universe, organisms, ecosystems and genes. All units include the latest National Curriculum changes. Students receive regular homework - research, writing up, conducting a short survey, collecting information, learning, or revising for an end-of-unit test.

Assessments

  • Students are assessed using a range of methods from grade descriptors to short, low risk quizzes and assessments. 

Ways to help my child succeed

  • You can help your child succeed by encouraging your child to engage with topical scientific issues through the media and discuss with them the topics that they are currently studying.

Useful websites

At Archbishop Holgate's School we see Science as relevant and exciting. We aim to give all students the best possible preparation for a rapidly changing technological society, through a scientific awareness relevant both to the workplace and to daily life.

“Equipped with hi 5 senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science”.

Course description

In Years 7 to 9 all students follow an integrated Science course emphasising the links between science and society. Practical study units introduce students to key scientific ideas that form the basis of their studies through to GCSE. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and investigative skills are developed through the six key ideas of energy, organisms, how chemicals and materials behave, electricity and forces, the environment, and behaviour and health. All units include the latest National Curriculum changes. Students receive regular homework - research, writing up, conducting a short survey, collecting information, learning, or revising for an end-of-unit test.

Assessments

  • Students are assessed at the end of each topic, approximately every 3 weeks. 

Ways to help my child succeed

  • You can help your child succeed by encouraging your child to engage with topical scientific issues through the media and discuss with them the topics that they are currently studying.

Useful websites

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