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Science (KS3)

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Pupils in Year 7 and 8 will be set weekly Educake tasks that link to the topics being studied in class. Tasks can be accessed here, Educake for students | Educake - Online Formative Assessment for Homework and Classwork. Students can obtain their user name and password can be reset by their class teacher. If there are any problems please lets us know or make use of homework club which is available to complete the tasks set after school.

Subject Vision

CURRICULUM VISION

“A broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, that engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives”

In Science, we incorporate the curriculum vision by:

Broad:

  • Teaching a range of topics across the sciences that stretch students’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Topics such as fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and investigative skills.

Stimulating

  • Encouraging interest and enthusiasm through inquisitive and investigative learning that allows students to take ownership of their own discoveries and draw valid conclusions.

Enjoyable

  • In Science, a range of learning techniques are implemented to make the subject enjoyable and accessible for all students, e.g. research based inquiry, experimental and practical work as well as field studies.

Engaging

  • Developing an understanding and awareness of how real life situations and current affairs are linked to an understanding and appreciation for science such as health and disease, climate change and global warming, intensive cattle farming and technological advances.

Motivating

  • Making links between the different topics in Science and the potential careers that can stem from an interest in those topic.
  • Learning about future pathways after GCSE or Applied Science and the wide range of careers that a qualification in science can offer.

Challenging

  • Strengthening students’ examination skills by practising a wide range of revision skills and strategies throughout the course.  

Staff

Homework

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 will be set weekly Educake Homework Tasks that link to the topics being studied in class.

Tasks can be accessed here, Educake Science | Educake - Online Formative Assessment for Homework and Classwork

Students can also set themselves questions for revision.

If you have not already been given details please obtain user name and password from class teachers. If there are any problems please lets us know, password can be reset easily, paper copies issues and students can make use of homework club which is available to complete the tasks set after school.

 



Check the Curriculum Year information for lesson information.

Year 7 Click Here
Year 8 Click Here
Year 9 Click Here
Year 10 Click Here
Year 11 Click Here
Sixth Form Click Here

 

Our Learning Journeys

In year 7 classes rotate in no specific order, through Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The students are taught by specialist teachers for each subject.

In year 8 the classes rotate through Biology, Chemistry and Physics. However students will finish the year on the subject they will study for their first GCSE in year 9. The students are taught by specialist teachers for each subject.

Biology learning journey

 

Chemistry learning journey

Physics learning journey

Revision

GENERAL INFORMATION (USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS)

Although students in years 7 and 8 learn all three science subjects on rotation, In Year 9, 10 and 11 students will be studying 1 GCSE subject per year in no specific order. For example: Biology in year 9, Chemistry in year 10 and Physics in year 11.

At the end of each year the GCSE exams will be sat and consist of 2 papers, each 1 hour 45 minutes in length.

Students will therefore need to be able to revise as their first GSCE exams will be in year 9. You can find everything you need to help students revise for their Year 7 and 8 science tests below giving them skills and knowledge for success at GCSE.

SharePoint link to Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8) revisionClick Here

All students have access to teams where a lot of revision resources are available and updated regularly.

Microsoft Teams – Click Here

All students have been added to a team for their class. Students can communicate with and see useful posted added by their teachers.

Educake Homework/Revision Website – Click Here Tasks will be set by the class teacher for homework but student can also set themselves questions for revision
BBC Bitesize Key Stage 3 Key stage 3 topics – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – Click Here Useful revision pages with exercises, quizzes and more covering each topic
How can you revise properly Power point – Click Here Power point with ideas and instructions on how to revise and perform different tasks. This is suitable for all subjects.
Revision Powerpoints

Revision Power points

On SharePoint – Power point on all the topics covered for revision.
Revision worksheets Click Here A collection of worksheets covering year 7 and 8 topics.

 

Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 – click here

Year 8 – click here

REVISION MATERIAL / SHAREPOINT Click here
Key Word Booklets Key Stage 3 Keyword Booklet, Contains key words for year 7 and 8 – Click Here

Logging into SharePoint

Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops

Logging into teams

Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their password – this can be reset if forgotten, just let your teacher know.

 

Job Opportunities / Careers

IOP (Institute of physics) – Click Here

Royal Society of Biology – Click Here

Royal society of Chemistry – Click Here

National careers website – Click Here

Science Jobs on Share Point – Click Here