In year 8 you will build on the key ideas you have learnt about in year 7. Again this is broken down into twelve topics that cover aspects of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The focus is still on how we can apply and use the science in our lives and in the world around us. These are just some of the topics you will be looking at.

Doctors and disease – Just what does make you ill and how does your body fight against this? What on earth is going to grow in your agar plate from the swab you take?

Explaining the Earth – Did you know if you cut the Earth in half it would look a bit like half a Scotch egg? Here you will learn about the structure of the Earth and the different types of rock that we can find.

Heat transfers – How do we keep warm and how can we cool down? This topic is about the physics of heat including lots of practical investigations into how heat moves! 

Supporting your Child

Encourage students to use and complete their homework on Edmodo. Additional support materials are also placed on here for students to use in preparation for assessments. We also strongly encourage students to watch science based programmes on television as this helps them to gain a wider base of understanding in terms of how science is applied and its importance to society.

Head of Department: Mr A Johnson

Head of Department: Mr A Johnson

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391

KS3 Head of Years

Head of year 7 - Mrs J Tudor

Head of year 8 (KS3 Lead)  -Miss A Gurnham

Head of year 9 - Miss R Burrows

KS4 Head of Years

Head of year 10 - Miss J Neville

Head of year 11 (KS4 Lead) - Miss S Carroll

KS5 Head of Year

Head of year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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