Exploring Science: Working Scientifically



The UK’s Number 1 Key Stage 3 Science course!

Exploring Science: Working Scientifically  is the comprehensive digital and print service for all your planning, teaching, learning, homework and assessment needs, providing the best preparation for your students for the new GCSE right from the start of Year 7. 

Offering you:        

  • Clearly defined and differentiated Learning Objectives for every lesson.
    These develop according to our unique progression grids, allowing you to define, secure and measure progression for every level. 
  • Extensive support on the use of formative assessment techniques
    Our approaches have been rigorously trialled by the University of Reading to ensure that your students make greater progression through the use of high-impact teaching approaches.
  • Preparation for Key Stage 4 from the start of Year 7.
    Follow evidence-based approaches to the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy and tackle the barriers to progression.
  • Rigorous summative tests.
    Helping you to track progression in line with your school’s policy, including the continuing use of National Curriculum Levels.
  • Our ActiveLearn Digital Service.
    Containing everything you need in the classroom and at home, all in one subscription.

Not only that, our  Year 9 resources include three specific GCSE Transition units which focus on content that helps to prepare students for GCSE study, setting them up ready for the new Edexcel Science (9-1) GCSE.  

Read our course guide here

We’ve developed free Teaching and Learning Resources to help you get started with teaching Year 9

Course Structure

Exploring Science includes 36 units of teaching spread over three years. The first 28 units cover the 2014 Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for Science. The final eight units cover GCSE preparation and skills, extended projects, a final end of Key Stage 3 exam, and a revision period leading up to the exam.


Click here see an interactive course structure over three years . Alternatively, are you doing your KS3 in 2 years? Click here to see an interactive 2 year course structure!


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