At Oxted School, all students are taught the same content in KS3 Science. Topics covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics ideas are taught on rotation. Students build on KS2 knowledge from Primary School and cover the fundamentals of concepts required for GCSE, in a way that introduces practical skills, equipment and techniques.
The topics covered are:
- Biology – Ecosystems, Genes, Movement, Organisms
- Chemistry – Energy, Matter, Metals, Reactions
- Physics – Electromagnets, Forces, Waves, Space
Assessment and Grading
Students are assessed formally 4 times in each year. Assessments are used to identify misconceptions. Sets are mixed ability in year 7 and so assessments are also used to evaluate attainment for setting which begins in Year 8.
Our Learning Journey
Qualifications and Exam Board Information