Lower School Science

Lower School Science

Science practical and investigation work forms an integral part of the Lower School programme.  It focuses on developing students' understanding of "How Science Works" and aims to link practical experience with key scientific ideas.  Safe laboratory practice is taught throughout the whole of the Lower School Science course.

Year 7

We have adopted the Exploring Science Lower School course and will deliver this over a 2-year period.

Year 7 topics include:

  • Particles and Reactions
  • Life Processes
  • Energy and Electricity
  • Interdependence
  • Planetary Science
  • Atmosphere

These are arranged within each term to provide progression to Year 8.

Year 8

Year 8 topics include:

  • Staying Alive
  • Particles and Materials
  • Forces and Motion
  • Health and Disease
  • Light and Sound

These are arranged within each term to provide progression to GCSE

In both Years 7 and 8 a range of teaching and learning techniques are used.  Each topic includes activities that are assessment tasks.  Students are set clear targets to help them understand how they can improve.  Tests are set at the end of each unit.