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Key Stage 3

Science is taught with a hands-on approach here at Holcombe Grammar School for Boys. The Science curriculum is made up of topics in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. We build upon the students’ experience of Science in primary school and provide fantastic foundations for further learning at GCSE. We strive to spark our students’ curiosity in the world around them so that they can understand the scientific implications that impact on their own lives. We aim to build knowledge, understanding and investigative skills. Students have 6 lessons of Science per fortnight, and are taught in ability groups from midway through Year 7. Students are assessed on their knowledge during each topic, as well as undergoing constant assessment on how well they apply their scientific knowledge and practical skills.

In Year 8 students study:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Reproduction
  • Ecosystems
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Materials
  • Earth and Atmosphere
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Space