Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)
At Key Stage 3, students follow the Activate scheme of work. This scheme is designed to inspire our budding scientists, whilst challenging and supporting them along the way. In Year 7, students learn about the fundamentals of chemistry whilst experimenting with acids and alkalis. In Year 8, students are then introduced to the periodic table before exploring the world of metals and other materials, among other topics. Students will also acquire key practical skills and an extensive specialist vocabulary that is then developed further at Key Stage 4. This is a rigorous scheme of work that prepares students well for their GCSE course in Year 9.