Students are taught about basic scientific principles and fundamental concepts. Their practical and investigative skills are developed and assessed throughout the three years. Topics build on and extend their prior knowledge and give them a sound foundation for the more advanced concepts that are taught at key stage 4.
Students will initially follow a Science transition unit which assesses their current knowledge and understanding as well as providing them with the skills necessary to become an effective scientist. They will then learn about a range of topics, which includes cells and reproduction, adaptations, chemical reactions and forces and electricity. There is also the opportunity to take part in the school's Science club, which takes place at lunchtimes and the end of year trip to Blackpool Zoo.
Students will build on their knowledge on understanding from Year 7 and learn about the structure of the Earth, elements, mixtures and compounds, energy, the environment, the human body and light and sound.
Students will further enhance their understanding of basic biological, chemical and physical Science through a series of topics that are designed to prepare them for the rigor and challenge of the new GCSE Combined Science course. The topics covered include cell structure, enzymes, atomic structure, acids and alkalis, motion and kinetic theory.http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html