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Key Stage 3

  • Brief Description of KS3 and KS4 Science Curriculum at GHARS

  • Our KS3 Science curriculum at GHARS spans from Grade 6 to Grade 8 and is designed to provide engaging lessons with  a logical order of objectives. Our syllabus develops vital concepts and mastery goals to equip learners with success and a smooth transition to iGCSE. The lessons are customised with front-of-class resources, and online homework with a range of hints to fuel learners' curiosity and develop their learning skills. Our program also provides a coherent method to track students' progress throughout KS3.


  • In Grade 9, we begin our KS4 Science curriculum, which completes in Grade 10. All students undertake their final iGCSE examinations at the end of grade 10, with exam dates set by the UK-based examination boards. It is advised that students do not arrange travel plans around this time.


  • At GHARS, we teach Science using an investigation-based approach, all in our equipped labs. Theory is supported by created resources and activities that meet students' ability and aptitude. We consolidate the learning with revision that includes PPTs, booklets, quizzes, and past papers. Our sessions are interactive, interesting, practical, and enjoyable, motivating our students to learn.


  • A typical Science lesson focuses on deepening understanding of Science concepts, develops problem-solving and investigative skills, and contains practicals, group work, research, and presenting. We implement interactive and practical resources that develop learners' skills through online homework with a range of support. Each lesson concludes with tracking learners' progress and giving instant feedback on their work.


  • Our assessments are continuous, starting with assessing our students' ability at the beginning of the year, checking their progress at key points such as end of unit and end of year. We track students' progress using Google Classroom and Active Learn tools, allowing us to swiftly and conveniently create assessments that accompany the curriculum. We identify strengths and weaknesses using baseline assessment result data and apply interventions where necessary, planning the next steps. Homework tasks are displayed on Google Classroom and Pearson Active Learn, with a mix of research, skills, theory, literacy and numeracy, and revision for end of topic tests. Attainment at KS3/4 is reported in terms of the level of student understanding using assessment grids.


  • Join us at GHARS to experience our engaging and effective Science curriculum!

ICT KS3 – Computing

  • The KS3 ICT programme adheres to the Oxford International Lower Secondary Computing series 7-9 which supports students on a learning journey to develop their skills and understanding in computing. They will learn:

  • to understand how modern technology work.

  • to use a wide range of computer hardware and software for analytical and creative tasks.

  • to use the internet safely, respectfully, and selectively

  • to write computer programs and develop computational thinking.

  • The curriculum is centred on the concept of activity-based learning. In every lesson, students will complete one or more tasks. They will be actively engaged with their own learning. 

  • By the end of the series, students will have a solid grounding in the use of technology to support learning and employment. They will be ready to participate as citizens in the digital world.

  • Other resource used in our teaching is the Teach Computing programme provided by the National Centre for Computing Education which uses the latest pedagogical research (

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