Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)
At KS3, students follow the Activate scheme of work. Each year, a term is devoted to studying physics, expanding notions of science learnt at KS2 as well as introducing new knowledge. In year 7, students learn about forces, sound, light and space. In year 8, students rediscover electricity and magnetism, energy, motion and pressure. The aim is also for students to acquire key practical skills and terminology that is then developed further at KS4. This scheme of work is rigorous and prepares students well for their GCSEs in year 9.