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KS3 Science


Science to most people seems to be a complicated thing that describes the inner workings of the world and beyond. Yet to those who understand the intricacies that exist within it realise its true beauty. Science is a unique subject in that it allows students to think about the world through a completely different perspective. It presents a world that, no matter who you are or where you come from is the same. It is facts and questions all rolled into one.


Students who engage deeply within Science find themselves understanding more than just what's written on the paper, but it allows them to understand how the world in general actually works. It allows students to be able to think about themselves as impactful on the world and how their actions have consequences when exploring ecosystems. It can allow students to understand the importance of trying new things when experimenting. It even allows students to recognise that the world is bigger than just them and that both them and every other person they meet are made up of the same thing when the explore the topic of space and the particle model.

Children and adults alike often complain that "science is hard", and they are right. Science is hard and is so for a reason. If it were easy to understand the world and how it works everybody would do it, but those who persevere with learning science and choose to engage with it will find themselves not only enjoying their learning, but also gaining immensely in more than just the presumed academic sense of it all.


s Stephen Hawking once said: "Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion." Science is more than charts, tables and thesis. Science encompasses all we know and love.


Over the course of the year we will explore a variety of topics spanning all aspects of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.


The topics we will explore in order of the year are:

  • Space
  • The Particle Model
  • Cells
  • Forces
  • Light
  • Ecosystem
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Digestive System
  • Adaptation and Inheritance
  • Elements, Mixtures and Compounds
  • Scientific Skills


During this time the students will also have the ability to embark in projects and experiments which can teach students how to safely operate scientific equipment and also design their hypothesis.



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