KS3

At Sir John Hunt we followed the national curriculum to design a KS3 program that best prepares our students for their GCSE's in Science. 

As a team we methodically review and refine our KS3 curriculum to make sure that key science concepts are presented repeatedly throughout the curriculum, but with deepening layers of complexity and different scientific applications.

Our KS3 Curriculum:

Assessment:

Assessment in Science aims to capture the progress students are making at three points throughout the academic year. Each assessment is tailored to the specific cohort and enables students and teachers to identify where the gaps in knowledge are. Effective intervention, both independent and teacher led, can then be tailored to fill the known gaps in student knowledge, resolve misconceptions and rapidly develop their understanding of Science.

Year 7

• Assessments at three points throughout the academic year..
 
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year exam covering all aspects taught throughout the year.

Year 8

• Assessments at three points throughout the academic year..
 
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year exam covering all aspects taught throughout the year.


Additional support

• In KS3, to accommodate and help students progress in the lower ability sets ability, we have assigned one Science teacher who will cover all content in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 
• Learning club – Students in year 7 and year 8 can access the KS3 learning club to receive support with their homework.
 
• To help further engage students to wonder of science, this year we are piloting STEM Club every Wednesday after school. STEM is important because it teaches critical thinking skills and instils a passion for innovation. Beyond the benefit of learning science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM assists in the problem-solving and exploratory learning that fuel success across a variety of tasks and disciplines.