In Science we teach students all about the science that is around them and the contributions Science makes to society. The KS3 science course aims to enthuse students about the subject, introduce them to some of the basic concepts of science, and teach them some important skills they will need at GCSE and beyond. These skills include practical skills, numeracy skills, literacy skills and study skills.

GCSE Science at The Ruth Gorse Academy is taught from year 9 onwards, this is to allow pupils the sufficient time to fully prepare for success at GCSE.

The new GCSE course has practical work embedded that forms part of a required practical component that helps to develop the practical skills that students need time to build up. The practical work helps to reinforce the subject knowledge that is being delivered. The units are sequenced in order to facilitate review of work at regular intervals allowing key concepts to be embedded and revisited throughout the course.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
Particle Theory
Atoms, elements and compounds
Cells
Systems
Energy
Electricity
Acids and alkalis
Ecosystems
Forces
Separating mixtures
Fertilisation
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
Digestion
Respiration
Periodic Table
Chemical Reactions
Sound and light
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Photosynthesis
Earth and Atmosphere
Genetics
Energy
Electricity
Extended Chemical Reactions