Science Course Info KS3

Content

Year 7Students are taught a wide range of topics with equal emphasis on biology, chemistry, physics and practical skills. Topics include cells, reproduction, particles and forces.
Year 8Students are taught a wide range of topics with equal emphasis on biology, chemistry, physics and practical skills. Topics include the periodic table, food and digestion, gas exchange, light, sound and magnetism.

Assessment (including homework)

All yearsAssessment is via end of topic tests taken using previous SAT style exam questions. Homework is a mixture of project and reflective work.

How to support your daughter
Discussing what she has covered in science lessons.
Encouraging her to take an interest in science current affairs in the media (newspaper, radio, television).
Encouraging her to watch science and natural history documentary programmes.
Encouraging her to read science and natural history publications (e.g. National Geographic, New Scientist, BBC Focus magazine).