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St Peter's School

KS3 Science

There are 10 topics that are developed throughout the 8 terms. Each topic includes an investigation which develops the investigative skills of the pupils. Within course pupils have repeated opportunities to practise each skill.  

Curriculum information:


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


Forces 1: Speed

Energy 1: Energy costs

Waves 1: Sound

Forces 1: gravity

Energy 1: Energy transfer

Waves 1: Light

Matter 1: Particle Model

Ecosystems 1: Interdependence

Reactions 1: Metals and Non metals

Matter 1: Seperating mixtures

Ecosystems 1: Plant reproduction

Reactions 1: Acids and Alkalis

Organisms 1: Movement


Genes 1: Variation

Organisms 1: Cells




Electromagnets 1: Voltage and resistance

Forces 2: Contact forces

Energy 2: Work

Electromagnets 1: Current

Forces 2: Pressure

Energy 2: Heating and Cooling

Earth 1: Earths structure

Genes 2: Evolution

Matter 2: Periodic Table

Earth 1 :Universe

Genes 2: Inheritance

Matter 2: Elements

Organisms 1: Breathing


Genes 1: Human reproduction

Organisms 1: Digestion




Electromagnets 2: Electromagnets

Ecosystem 2: Respiration


Electromagnets2: Magnets

Ecosystem 2: Photosynthesis


Waves 2: Wave effects

Earth 2: Climate


Waves 2: Properties of waves

Earth 2: Earths resources


Reactions 2: Chemical energy



Reactions 2: Types of reactions




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    Ofsted Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman chose to visit St Peter’s School in Huntingdon to launch her first Ofsted annual report in recognition of the rapid improvements at the school.

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