Science at Key Stage 3
Pupils in Years 7 to 9 follow an integrated science course based upon Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. This includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This course is taught as a number of study topics which provide a sound basis for pupils to tackle an in-house SAT style examination at the end of each year. Each topic throughout the Key Stage has been well researched and resourced. Each topic has a project or booklet based homework which is set at the start of each topic. The following gives a brief overview of what is taught in each year group

Year 7

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

  • Cells
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Solar system
  • Reproduction
  • Bubbles, bangs and burning
  • Electricity
  • Classification
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Forces


  • What a waste



Year 8

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

  • Food and digestion
  • Heat transfers
  • Forces and transport
  • Ecology
  • Atoms elements and compounds
  • Light
  • Respiration
  • Rocks
  • Magnets
  • Doctors and disease


  • Sound
  • Inheritance and selections




Year 9

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

  • Photosynthesis
  • Metals and reactivity
  • Speed, pressure and moments
  • Fit and healthy
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Gravity and space



  • Energy and electricity


Pupils' investigative skills are thoroughly assessed leading to a final key stage level. The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been adapted to ensure a smooth progression into Key Stage 4.

GCSE topics are started towards the end of Year 9 and we are also delivering an AQA bridging topic on Biomimicry, to support the students further in their transition to GCSE.

We are part of a cross curricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project where in each year group they take part in a joint project to reinforce links between Technology, Engineering and Maths curriculum areas.

We have four well stocked laboratories and a large number of enthusiastic staff. There are facilities available for pupils to carry out ecological studies within the school grounds.
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To discover more about these topics please visit our TTCVLE website by clicking here on the Science pages