Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum with specialist support so that all pupils are encouraged to make a high level of progress.

In Science lessons students explore current scientific events as well as planning, executing and evaluating a number of investigations. Where possible and appropriate the science learning is with a practical approach, which allows all pupils to access the curriculum at their own level.

The topics that we cover in key stage 3 are:

Cells, tissues and organs

Simple chemical reactions

Acids and Alkalis

Energy and resources

Electricity and magnetism


Particles and solutions



Solar system and beyond


Food and digestion

Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures

Light and energy

Ecology and the environment

Environmental chemistry

Rocks and weathering

Heating and cooling

Sound and hearing

Fitness & health

Microbes and disease

Reactions of metals and compounds

Electric circuits

Inheritance, variation and classification


Pressure and levers

Key stage 4 

All students study science in key stage 4 and the curriculum is tailored to the needs of the pupils in each year group.

Currently we offer:

AQA Entry Level Science for students working below a GCSE grade G.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate and Extended Certificate

AQA GCSE Core Science and AQA GCSE Additional Science