Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)
We aim to promote an interest in life sciences, using up-to-date teaching strategies and the best possible facilities. Each year at Key Stage 3, a term is devoted to studying biology, expanding notions of science learnt at Key Stage 2 as well as introducing new knowledge. In Year 7, students learn about cells, their reproduction, adaptation and variation, inheritance and selection. In Year 8, students discover microbes and diseases, plants and photosynthesis, ecological relationships, digestion, respiration and keeping fit. The aim is also for students to acquire key practical skills and terminology that is then developed further at Key Stage 4.