About the Course

Key Stage 3 follows coursework from Science Progress. It has been designed to follow Curriculum 2014 for KS3 science as closely as possible. It covers the programme of study statements and the renewed framework objectives completely.

What they will learn

The course is divided into three sections, which cover attainment targets 2, 3 and 4 respectively of the programme of study for Key Stage 3 science. Target 1 is integrated throughout each of the three sections.

How it will be assessed

12 formative end of topic tests, and two or three summative assessment points throughout each year.

Year 7 Topics
Year 8 Topics
Year 9 Topics

The following three topics are for a select group of students who do Core science and another select group do the three separate sciences, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.


The specifications build upon the broad educational framework supplied by the Qualification and Subject Criteria (QCA, DCELLS and CCEA, 2002) and employ an investigative and problem-solving approach to the study of the subject. In addition to providing a suitable route for progression for candidates completing courses in GNVQ or GCSE Science, or GCSE Applied Science, or First Diploma qualifications, the course of study prescribed by these specifications can also reasonably be undertaken by candidates beginning their formal education in the subject at post-16 level. Progression through the Advanced Subsidiary GCE and Advanced GCE, through either a single or double award, may provide a suitable foundation for study of the subject, or related subjects, in further and higher education. Key Skills are integral to the specifications and the main opportunities to provide evidence for the separate Key Skills qualification are indicated.

Exam board


Head of Science Faculty

Mr Mounsey


A Level Biology


A Level Chemistry


A Level Physics