Science in Key Stage 3
The three year course comprises four main components. The table shows these four areas, giving them their UK national curriculum terminology as well as their corresponding traditional terms. Many parents will be more familiar with the latter.
|National Curriculum Description
|Science 1: Scientific Enquiry
||Practical work, research
|Science 2: Life Processes and Living Things
|Science 3: Materials & their Properties
|Science 4: Physical Processes
All three content components are taught in each of the three years and underpinned throughout by practical work and research. Teachers ensure that constant links are made between the three areas.
In addition to covering the UK national curriculum requirements, the course is expanded to enrich the students’ understanding of the importance of science in the modern world.