Key Stage 3
Years 7 and 8 have 5 periods of science per week; this is equal to 4 hours and 10 minutes of science per week.
The KS3 science syllabus develops the content and processes that students need to demonstrate competence in when they enter Key Stage 4 (KS4).
Each year group set is based on continuous assessments.
Key Stage 4
Pupils follow the AQA separate sciences and Combined Science Trilogy. They learn about a wider range of scientific ideas and consider them in greater depth. They explore how technological advances relate to the scientific ideas underpinning them.
They consider the power and limitations of science in addressing industrial, ethical and environmental issues, and how different groups have different views about the role of science.
They communicate their ideas clearly and precisely in a variety of ways and see how scientists work together to develop new ideas. They learn how new theories may, at first, give rise to controversy and how social and cultural contexts may affect the extent to which theories are accepted.
The links below are the AQA specifications, which you can download.