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Key Stage 3

The Grange Science scheme of work is a differentiated, comprehensive programme that integrates ‘how science works’ enquiry and investigation skills and is designed to be accessible to all levels meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and prepares students for GCSE.

The topics covered are listed below, and cover the science disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Some key ideas such as cells, particles, forces and energy are revisited frequently within other topics.

Year 7

  • Cells and organisms
  • Reproduction
  • Habitats
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Acids
  • Separating solutions
  • Energy resources
  • Electrical circuits
  • Forces

Year 8

  • Digestion
  • Respiration
  • Microbes and disease,
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Heat energy transfers
  • Magnetism
  • Sound and hearing

Year 9

  • Inheritance
  • Photosynthesis
  • Reactivity of metals
  • Using chemical reactions
  • Gravity
  • Speed
  • Pressure

Key Stage 4 GCSE

Exam board: AQA

Qualification: 2 GCSE's in Combined Science


Course Overview

Science is a compulsory subject and students at The Grange There follow the Combined Science (Trilogy) specification from AQA. There is no coursework and the course is assessed entirely by exams at the end of year 11. There are six papers, each exam lasting 75 minutes and contributing 16.7% of the final mark. There are two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas and is available at Foundation and Higher tier.


  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology


  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources


  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

More information is available on the AQA website:

More information regarding the marking, year groups and homework can be found by downloading the document below.

Subject Documents Date  
Science Curriculum Overview 13th Jan 2020 Download