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Tear 8 topics

Discussion in 'Science' started by katylm, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. katylm

    katylm New commenter

    I have been asked to tutor my friend's son for a term or two while he waits for a school place to come up. It is nine years since I last taught science in the classroom and it would be useful if anyone could give me an idea of topics that are typically covered in Year 8. I still have some text books but am not sure how relevant they are to the current way of teaching science.

    Many thanks.
  2. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    This should give you a good idea of what they are meant to study.

    I find the CGP revision guides are a good guide, although they don't divide KS3 up by year.

    Having said that, I avoid tutoring KS3 science now and only tutor GCSE and A level, where I have clear information on the syllabus and what is required. Since the year 9 KS3 exams were stopped, I find that what they actually do in school often doesn't seem to correspond to the specification.
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Find out what school he goes to. Google them. There may be information on the school website.
  4. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Just had a look and actually there is a CGP year 8 science workbook.
    It may not correspond to what they'd be doing at school but it will give you something to work with. If the boy's not in school the main thing is probably just to do something he'll find interesting.

    Do you know which school he will be going to or is he just waiting for a place to come up at any reasonably local school?
  5. katylm

    katylm New commenter

    Thanks for that information.

    I have suggested that he gets the CGP books, then I am going to find out what he did in Year 7 and plan to cover some topics that he hasn't yet done. I will also look at school that he is waiting for a place in and see what they cover in Y8.

    I need to get my thinking hat on for 'practicals' that he can do too so it isn't all book/written work.
  6. katylm

    katylm New commenter

    I have just looked at the school website and found a list of topics covered in Year 8, so that's sorted!

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