Key stage 3 science

Science at Key Stage 3

Year 7 begins with a general introduction to Science, linking learning from KS2 and developing practical skills through scientific investigations. Pupils explore what makes a good Scientist and gain an understanding of the difference and similarities between Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The topics then covered include:

  • Biology: Cells, reproduction, and interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Chemistry: acids and alkalis, separating mixtures, solids liquids and gases.
  • Physics: Energy, electricity and forces.

Year 8 builds on this learning and then prepares students for their GCSE studies. Topics covered in include:

  • Biology: digestion, respiration and photosynthesis.
  • Chemistry: Periodic table, elements, compounds and metal reactivity.
  • Physics: Waves, heat transfer and speed.


King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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