KS3 Science

Course Information

Oxford Home Schooling offers an integrated KS3 Science course that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for Years 7-9.  It also meets the requirements of the UK 13+ Common Entrance Examination. Students can enrol on the full Year 7-9 courses or separately for any of the three Year-based courses.

The course builds progressively: the Year 8 course refers back to subject content that appears in the Year 7 course, and Year 9 refers back to topics covered in Years 7 and 8.  Year 8 and 9 students will also find the earlier course topics covered in good KS3 Science textbooks and can refer to these alongside the Year 8 and Year 9 course folders.

Each year has between 18 and 24 lessons and 6 tutor-marked assignments.

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Year 7

  • Introducing Science
  • Cells, Energy, Change in State
  • Organisms, Mixtures, Energy Resources
  • Life Cycles, Mixtures, Forces
  • Reproduction, Acids and Alkalis, Light
  • Disease, Particles, the Solar System

Year 8

  • Food, Equations and Electricity
  • Respiration, Burning and Electricity
  • Breathing, Rocks and Heat
  • Adaptations, Rocks and Heat
  • Ecology and Gravity
  • Student Investigation

Year 9

  • Variation, Reactivity, and Pressure
  • Selection, Chemical Patterns, and Turning Forces
  • Photosynthesis, Gases, and Speed
  • Plants, Air Pollution, and Magnets
  • Plant Reproduction, Using Chemistry, and Electromagnetism
  • Skeletons, Sound, and Space

How much does it cost?

At key stage 3 you can either purchase one year for a subject or purchase the whole three year course.

One subject year (e.g. Year 7 Science) is charged at £250.

Subsequent subjects applied for at the same time are then charged at £225.

A three year course (e.g. Years 7, 8 and 9 for Science) is charged at £650.

You can pay in full or by instalments. See our pricing page for further details.

Tutor Support

As students work through a course they have support from a qualified tutor that has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. They will help by:

  • Marking all course assignments
  • Providing written and verbal feedback as required
  • Providing telephone and email support

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