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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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KS3 Science

Intent

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

Level 

KS3

Exam Board 

AQA - Kerboodle

Staff Contacts

Head of Faculty - Mrs L Bond - lisa.bond@oxted.thpt.org.uk 
KS3 Science Coordinator - Mrs M Jones - megan.jones@oxted.thpt.org.uk