At Almondbury Community School we aim to provide an enriching and exciting Key Stage Three curriculum to bring Science to life in the classroom.
The dedicated Science department strives to provide the opportunities to pupils to become the dedicated successful learner and nurture inquisitive minds.
We offer a bespoke course matched to the AQA Key Stage 3 Science syllabus. The Collins Student Books that we use to support the course have been approved by AQA so help the pupils to make a smooth transition from Key Stage 3 to their GCSE work.
We aim to prepare students for the step up to GCSE with maths and literacy skills integrated throughout the course to help consolidate and develop their skills.
Pupils in year 7 have three Science lesson per week and pupils in year 8 have four Science lessons per week.
Pupils will study the following topics:
Cells – the building blocks of life
Eating, Drinking and Breathing
Mixing, Dissolving and Separating
Forces and their Effects
Energy Transfers and Sound
Getting the Energy your Body Needs
Looking at Plants and Ecosystems
Explaining Physical Changes
Explaining Chemical Changes
Exploring Contact and Non-Contact Forces
Magnetism and Electricity
Homework is issued weekly, pupils are provide with a choice grid of homework options related to each topic. They can then choose a task that interests them and inspires further independent learning.
Pupils are invited to attend a weekly extracurricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) club.
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