Year 8 Science
Year 8 science at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, is taught in ability sets. Students will build upon skills and concepts met in year 7 to develop their scientific understanding and application. Some concepts will be revisited and scientific skills will be developed in different contexts. All pupils are taught by enthusiastic and committed science specialists.
We follow a broad range of lessons and activities from each of the three science disciplines.
|MICROBES||ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE||MOVING BY FORCE|
|INHERITANCE, VARIATION & EVOLUTION||TYPES OF REACTION||MAKING IMAGES|
|BREATHING & RESPIRATION||CHEMICAL ENERGY||THE EARTH AND SUN|
|PHOTOSYNTHESIS||THE EARTH AND IT’S RESOURCES||MORE ABOUT FORCES|
|SIMPLE ELECTRIC CIRCUITS|
How you will study
In 3 hours of lessons each week you will study and learn largely by activity, discussion and practice. You will share your ideas and understanding with your peers and be encouraged to work to the best of your ability.
As you complete each topic, you will also complete assessments made up of end of unit tests and skills assessments. The results of these will map your progress and provide targets to aim for to improve.
Please contact the Science subject leader, Mrs. Michelle Thwaites at school if you require any further details.