The main focus of KS3 (lower years) is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They should do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments, and by beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions.
They should ask their own questions about what they observe and make some decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are likely to be the best ways of answering them, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They should draw simple conclusions and use some scientific language, first, to talk about and, later, to write about what they have found out.
At KS3 (upper years), students should be deepening their understanding of a wide variety of scientific ideas involving more abstract ideas and continuing to develop working Scientifically skills through the scientific content included in the Programme of Study.
Please follow the link to view our Science curriculum: