Key Stage 3
Pupils are set on entry in Science based on their Key Stage 2 raw scores in conjunction with maths. Setting is then adjusted during the year based on in class test performances, classwork and homework. In all key stage 3 classes pupils have 6 hours of science per fortnight.
In year 7 pupils are taught in 3 parallel bands with a minimum of 3 sets in each band. This banding structure is then adjusted for year 8 and 9, where pupils are taught in 2 parallel bands with 5 sets in each band.