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KS3 Science

Students at The MFG follow the DfE National Programme of study for Science, through Years 7, 8 and 9.

We believe a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Students are encouraged to think for themselves and will develop their ability to work scientifically throughout the course. They have the opportunity to develop their understanding of scientific attitudes, experimental and investigative skills, analysis and evaluation skills, and measurement taking regularly through carefully planned and well delivered lessons.

We believe students should enjoy science lessons and we offer a weekly KS3 Science Club to allow students to develop enthusiasm, practical skills, and teamwork. We also regularly take groups of KS3 students to external competitions such as Salters’ Chemistry Festival.