Key Stage 3


We have chosen the AQA KS3 Science course and this is followed by learners in Year 7 and 8. The course places a high value in learning through an enquiry lead approach and also in helping the young people to connect their learning with the real world. It also prepares students for the AQA GCSE.


In Year 7 our learners are allocated to an A or B side based on their KS2 Maths level. They are then placed in to groups for their Science lessons although there is no fine setting in this year.

In Year 8 learners are allocated to a setting structure which varies year to year based on the ability range of the cohort. Our current Year 8 have been setted based on their performance at tracking points in Year 7 and by teacher recommendations. The current model for Year 8 is: