KS3 Science Year 9

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Year 9 Science

There are 2 Key Stage 3 units of study in Year 9, which will covered between September and February:

Topic Title Content A pirates life Chemical patterns All time high Forces and motion

SAT style test

After February half term, all year 9 Students will take a SAT style test.  The test will take 1 hour, with questions from all the topics studied in Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9).  All students sit the same level 3-8 paper.

After Easter

After Easter the students will begin their science GCSEs.  We will be following the AQA Science course, with all students studying all three sciences.  Students will be entered for either two GCSEs or three GCSEs.  Further information on the course itself can be found on the AQA website AQA GCSE Sciences 2011 – The Science Lab or on the Key Stage 4 area of this science website.


Science homework will be set weekly. Teacher will set homework that is relevant to the topic being studied. Details of the homework set should be recorded in the planner, and in some cases will be detailed on the teachers webpage (accessed by clicking on the picture of the teacher). In some cases homework project booklets will be set. These projects will usually be set as two weeks worth of homework.

If you need further information about homework, please e-mail the relevant teacher by clicking on their name on the science home page.

Science homework booklets for year 9 are:

Smoking harms your hearing

See-saw to light classroom

More wind turbines planned

Energy saving problems

Arctic monitoring expedition

Solar cooker wins prize

Bacteria make tiny magnets

Planes slow down to cut costs

Shooting stars

Tiny motors may help surgeons

Robot cars win prizes

Satellites collide

Natures Economy

Protecting the sea

The problem with bees

Urban plants adapt

Food additives link to behaviour

Vitamin D keeps you young

Mercury pollution

All about Dandruff

Young diabetics at risk

Does size matter

Dreamliner plan

Arsenic in India

Space Agency’s missing bath duck

Home or hospital

Can we solve climate change

Earthquake warning system

Super fast batteries

Peanut allergy hope

A geologists dream

Earthquake shakes England