Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

KS3

KS3

Pupils follow the new national curriculum for KS3 supported by the Oxford Kerboodle scheme of work. They will study the principles of each Science discipline, and build and improve their investigative skills. The topics are as follows:

Year 7:

Biology - Cells, structure and function of body systems, reproduction in plants and animals
Chemistry – Particles, Elements, compounds and mixtures, chemical reactions, and acids and alkalis
Physics – Forces, Sound, Light, and Space

Year 8:

Biology – Health and lifestyle, Ecosystem processes, Adaption and inheritance
Chemistry – The periodic table, Separation techniques, Metals and acids and the Earth
Physics – Electricity and magnetism, Energy, and Motion and pressure

There will be an ongoing assessments in the form of lab reports and formal tests across both years as well and an end of year exam.