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Prince William School

KS3 Curriculum

A combined science course is taught in Years 7 and 8. The course is divided into a number of topics which closely follow the Exploring Science course by Pearson. The course seeks to ensure that pupils deepen their understanding and knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and also improve their skills of scientific enquiry. The course includes opportunities for pupils to engage in practical work, fieldwork, research, use of ICT, individual and group work, discussions, modelling and evaluation. Teachers also aim to make the teaching of science relevant to students’ lives.

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Year 7P1,R1

Working scientifically, the skills of science

Acids and alkalis, Energy and Electricity

Sexual Reproduction in animals

Forces

Atoms, elements and molecules

Year 7P2,R2

Working scientifically, the skills of science

Energy and Electricity, Atoms, elements and molecules

Acids and Alkalis

Forces

Sexual Reproduction in animals

Year 7P3,R3

Working scientifically, the skills of science

Forces, Acids and alkalis

Sexual Reproduction in animals

Energy and Electricity

Atoms, elements and molecules

Year 7P4,R4

Working scientifically, the skills of science

Acids and alkalis, Energy and Electricity

Atoms, elements and molecules

Forces

Sexual reproduction in animals

 

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Year 8P1,R1

Plants and their reproduction, Sound and light

Rocks, breathing and respiration

Earth and Space

Unicellular organisms and food chains

Metals and their uses

Year 8P2,R2

Metals and their uses, rocks

Sound and light, plants and their reproduction

Breathing and respiration

Earth and space

Unicellular organisms and food chains

Year 8P3,R3

Plants and their reproduction, rocks

Sound and light, breathing and respiration

Earth and Space

Metals and their Uses

Unicellular organisms and food chains

Year 8P4,R4

Rocks, Metals and their Uses

Sound and Light, breathing and respiration

Earth and Space

Plants and their reproduction

Unicellular organisms and food chains