Key Stage 3 Science
- To encourage pupils to enjoy Science as a discipline, and to gain knowledge and an understanding of the relevance of science in the present and future world.
- To develop learning skills (practical, problem solving, communication, etc) so that pupils become increasingly independent learners.
- To encourage an inquisitive approach and attitude towards theories and learning.
- To give pupils the opportunity to acquire a body of scientific knowledge and skills.
- To encourage pupils to work together, helping each other’s weaknesses and building on strengths.
- Experimental work forms a large part of pupil learning during Key Stage 3 and may include dissection, for example, of sheep’s lungs. Dissections give students a more detailed knowledge and understanding of anatomy but are not compulsory for those with ethical objections.
Theory is taught using textbooks, workbooks, revision guides, various software and video documentaries.
Staff Names and Roles
- Mr I Mackie – Subject Leader for Year 7 Science
- Mrs J Dhillon – Subject Leader for Biology
- Mr R Giubertoni – Subject Leader for Chemistry
- Mr S Kumar – Subject Leader for Physics
- Miss S Carter – Subject Leader for Psychology, Teacher of Science
- Mrs K Smithson – Teacher of Biology
- Mr S Hall – Teacher of Chemistry
- Dr R Shahid – Teacher of Chemistry
- Mr R Uddin – Teacher of Physics
- Mr A Sheergill – Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of Physics
- Mrs C Lamb – Teacher of Science
- Mr I Inglis – Laboratory technician for Biology
- Mrs J Dhammu – Laboratory technician for Chemistry
- Mrs M Van Roy – Laboratory technician for Physics
Useful Websites to support your son’s learning
Opportunities outside of lessons
There may be an opportunity for Year 7 pupils to visit Twycross Zoo during the Summer term of Year 7.
There may be an opportunity for Year 8 pupils to visit The Natural History Museum.
There may be an opportunity for Year 9 to have a Forensic Science Presentation.