The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Learning & Education

Science

Through their Science lessons students will be inspired to discover how the world around them works. They will experience a curriculum that is rich and diverse, one that covers the breath of Science and the depth of students’ interest.

The KS3 curriculum is based on a study of the 4 key models that underpin scientific understanding; Cells, Particles, Forces and Energy. Alongside this students will be taught the skills they need to work scientifically. They will learn to use equipment with accuracy and precision, to work as a team, to plan their time and resources effectively and about the wide variety of ways in which results can be presented.


The Team

Mr T Pittaway - Head of Science: [email protected]

Mrs C Hockin -Subject Leader Chemistry: [email protected]

Mrs L McMeeking - Subject Leader Biology: [email protected]

Mr P Kench - Subject Leader Physics: [email protected]

Miss M Tuck - KS3 & BTEC Science Coordinator: [email protected]

Mrs E Travers - [email protected]

Mr M Wakefield - [email protected]

Miss C Gallagher - [email protected]

Mr M Fletcher - [email protected]

Mr L Gregory - [email protected]

Miss A Case - [email protected]

Mr Wilton - [email protected]

Ms L Donaldson - [email protected]

Mr J Povoas - [email protected]

Miss H Ornov - [email protected]


KS3 Curriculum Information

Time Allocation

  • Year 7 have 7 lessons of Science a fortnight.
  • Year 8 have 7 lessons of Science a fortnight.
  • Year 7 have 7 lessons of Science a fortnight.

Setting Arrangements

Students are set by ability in Year 8 and 9. But in Year 7, students are taught in mixed abilities. This is reviewed regularly with changes made as appropriate.

Homework

Homework is set regularly as per the school’s Homework Timetable.

KS3 Science Teaching Outlines Download
Y7 - Science Personal Learning Checklist Download
Y8 - Science Personal Learning Checklist Download
Y9 - Science Personal Learning Checklist Download
KS3 Physics Equations List Download

Curriculum

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