Key Stage 3

Science

Key Stage 3

In year 7, students have seven one hour periods each fortnight following a broad and balanced curriculum.  Students in year 7 are taught a variety of biology, chemistry and physics units, which emphasise the experimental nature of science.  Laboratory techniques and laboratory safety are an integral part of the course alongside the theoretical basis of science.  The majority of the work is based around through-provoking experiments which aim to inspire the students as well as develop their skills and knowledge.  In Science, students will be taught by a specialist science teacher and are based in fully-equipped, recently refurbished laboratories.  In addition to this, three of our science laboratories are equipped with a number of computers to support the individual learning of students.  The new outdoor classroom is used fully when studying ecology and the environment.