Y08: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Integrated Course)

Year 8

A variety of topics are taught in Year 8 that have a strong emphasis on scientific content and scientific skills. These topics include:

– The Human body
– Health
– Cells
– Plants and organisms
– Ecosystems and the environment
– Solids, liquids and gases
– Elements, compounds and mixtures
– Chemical reactions
– Materials
– Earth science
– Light and sound
– Forces and motion
– Electricity and magnetism
– Energy transfer and resources

Each taught topic is assessed individually and levels are recorded on Go4Schools. Additionally, students in Year 8 have a termly examination.

Parents can best support their child’s progress in science during Year 8 by consulting key stage 3 science revision guides and useful websites such as:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/

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