Key Stage Three – Science

During Key Stage Three science, students learn about the influences we have on our environment. Through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, the foundations for understanding the world and our place in it are set.

Our Aim:
To help students develop scientific knowledge and understanding on the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We also aim to teach students about the uses of science, and its advantages and limitations. This would enable students to understand the implications of science in our everyday lives.  

We will cover the following topics (and more):

1)Life Processes

2)Cells and Specialised Cells

3) Plant Organs

4) Human Organ Systems

5) Nutrition

6) Digestion

7) Skeletons, Joints and Muscles

8) The Menstrual Cycle

9) Reproduction in Plants and Animals

10) Photosynthesis

11) The Carbon Cycle

12) The Nitrogen Cycle

13) The Water Cycle

14) The Rock Cycle

15) The Electric Current in Circuits

16) Forces

17) Generating Electricity and The Different types of Fuel

18) Variation

19) Environmental and Inherited Variation and Inheritance

20) Adaptation

21) Types of  Materials

22) Particle Theory

23) Atoms, Elements and Compounds

24) Properties of Metals

25) The Periodic Table

26) Acids and Alkali

27) Useful Chemical Reactions

28) Solar Systems

29) The Space and Beyond

Key Stage Three – Mathematics

During Key Stage Three mathematics, students learn to understand the importance of mathematics. Mathematics provides a foundation to understand the world and reason, in order to solve problems.

Our Aim:

Our aim is to make all our students fluent in aspects of mathematics, enabling them to solve problems quickly and efficiently. We aim to bridge the important gap between Key Stage Two mathematics and GCSE mathematics, leaving our students with an in depth knowledge of the subject and its purpose.

We will cover the following (and more):

1) Place Value and Ordering

2) Prime Factors

3) Factors and Multiples

4) Area, Volume and Perimeter

5) Ratio and Proportion

6) Percentages

7) Fractions

8) Powers and Roots

9) Algebra

10) Data Handling

11) Interpreting Data

12) Probability

13) Shape and Space

14) Linear Equations

15) Simultaneous Equations

16) Inequalities

17) Sequences and the Nth Term

18) Interior and Exterior Angles of Polygons

19) Congruence and Similarity

20) Transformation and Symmetry

21) Maps and Scale Drawings

22) Coordinates

23) Mean, Median, Mode and Range (Averages)

24) Construction and Loci

25) Circumference and Area of a Circle

26) Sine, Cosine and Tangent

27) Units of Measurement

28) Plans and elevations

29) y=mx+c

30) Pythagoras Theorem


Key Stage Three – English

In English, during Key Stage Three students learn to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the English language. They learn the importance of tone, grammar and punctuation; as well as understanding the different styles of writing.
Our Aim:

Our aim is to bridge the critical gap between Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three English, enabling the students to be fully equipped with the correct knowledge to proceed to their GCSE English studies. We aim to make our students fluent in their reading, writing and speaking.

We will cover the following (and more):

1) Plurals

2) Prefixes and Suffixes

3) Spelling Rules

4) Phrases and Clauses

5) Grammar

6) Punctuation

7) Connectives and Conditionals

8) Understanding Shakespeare

9) Verb Tenses

10) Standard English and Dialects

11) Emotive Language

12) Critical Writing and Analysis

13) Writing to Inform, Persuade, Instruct and Argue

14) Creative Writing

15) Emotive Language

16) Different Interpretations

17) Comprehension

18) Differences between our English and American English

19) Poetry

20) Connecting Ideas

21) Metaphors and Similes

22) Language and Writing Techniques

23) Understanding Media

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