KS3 Science

In science we equip our students with the character, skills, and knowledge they need to be successful at university and in a career of their choice. We achieve this through our day to day interactions between staff and students through implementing our virtues mission. In the West Midlands we are in the centre of the nation’s biggest growth sector of engineering providing countless opportunities for further education and employment within the scientific field. We are surrounded by top universities such as The University of Birmingham, Aston and Warwick providing some of the best courses and opportunities our nation has to offer for our young people. We strongly believe in upskilling our community to then serve our community evidenced through student progression over the past few years into the field of science, we have provided opportunities for residentials at Cambridge and indeed the staff teaching within the faculty are from our local community.

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In year 7 Science you will explore who you are as a living organism and how you will grow during your time at Ark Boulton, physically and emotionally.

In year 8 Science you learn about the elements that exist on our planet and the value different communities place on them as commodities through bit coin to gold coin.

In year 9 Science you go on to learn about the awe and wonder of energy transfer, from the smallest objects to our nearest star, the Sun, and how different communities around the world are harnessing this energy to protect our planet.

Our Curriculum

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7
  • Cells
  • Particles
  • Forces
  • Reproduction
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Gravity
  • Interdependence
  • Energy Transfer
  • Mixtures
  • Electrical Circuits: Current
  • Electrical Circuits: Potential Difference
Year 8
  • Tissues and Organs
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Movement and Pressure
  • Respiration
  • Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Changing Substances
  • Electrical Circuits and Magnetism
  • Life Diversity
  • Electrical Circuits and Resistance
  • Earth Systems
  • Light
Year 9
  • Growth and Differentiation
  • The Periodic Table
  • Energy Transfer
  • Acceleration
  • Human Interaction
  • Matter and Energy
  • Heating
  • Genetics
  • Sound and Waves