Science - Key Stage 3
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is divided into 10 big ideas across all the 3 science disciplines and is based on the Collins AQA Key Stage 3 Science published scheme. It is designed as a two-year programme to prepare students for a three-year Key Stage 4 GCSE syllabus. These big ideas are used to map the previous knowledge that should have been covered in Key Stage 2 and link with the key topics in the GCSE syllabus. In this way the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curricula map together to form an effective five-year course.
The curriculum is designed to encourage students to apply and extend the new knowledge that they learn so that they are able to more effectively able to apply this to contextualised situations. Alongside the knowledge, key scientific vocabulary, mathematical skills and practical skills are identified.
Students are formally assessed summatively and formatively during and after every topic, providing a detailed understanding of an individual and cohorts, strengths and areas for improvement and of course progress.
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