Science KS3

for secondary schools

  • Science Course at KS3

Experience science

Investigate, observe, predict, record, measure and draw conclusions – PGL’s science modules form the basis of hands-on scientific study - with information and principles just waiting to be discovered! It’s motivational and exciting, and provides first-hand experience of collection and exploration of data.

The data is then incorporated into study modules, giving your KS3 students the perfect opportunity to explore their scientific skills and understand the links between their own experiences and the physical world.

Study modules

Habitats and Adaptations
Students identify a variety of flora and fauna in different habitats and conduct simple experiments.

Rocky Shore (Little Canada & Osmington Bay only)
Students investigate a rocky shore environment to identify and classify the organisms they encounter.

World of Invertebrates
The different habitats in the centre grounds are home to a variety of invertebrates, which students identify and classify.

Alternative Energy Technology
Students explore how weather conditions can be used to create power, using three different microclimates on centre.

The Solar System
Inside our amazing mobile planetarium, students learn about seasonal variation, day and night, the solar system and our galaxy.

Everyday Chemistry
By conducting a series of experiments, students learn about common chemical processes and states.

Forensic Investigation
Forensic science techniques such as finger printing, chemical testing and code breaking are employed to decipher clues and examine evidence.

Geology, Rocks and Fossils (Little Canada & Osmington Bay only)
Rocks from different time periods are studied along with concepts of erosion and fossilisation.

Activities

The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities, such as zip wire, giant swing, trapeze, climbing and abseiling, to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day Science course for students at KS3
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast
09.00-10.30   Alternative Energy Technology (part 1) Climbing Trapeze Jacob's Ladder
10.30-12.00   Alternative Energy Technology (part 2) Challenge Course Sensory Trail Giant Swing
Lunch
14.00-15.30   Archery Everyday Chemistry (part 1) World of Invertebrates (part 1) Depart centre
15.30-17.00 Arrive for evening meal and unpack Quad Biking Everyday Chemistry (part 2) World of Invertebrates (part 2)  
Dinner
Evening Snap Shot Campfire Cluedo Wacky Races  

Learning outcomes

The units of study in our science course relate to the teaching programmes designed to meet the objectives of your Key Stage 3 students.

Students are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific skills while:

  • Designing, building and testing practical experiments
  • Using the facilities at PGL centres, which helps improve their conceptual understanding (e.g. the Planetarium, different habitats and micro-climates)
  • Deciding what data is relevant
  • Observing, analysing and drawing conclusions
  • Using a range of scientific techniques, methods and resources
  • Comparing and evaluating solutions
  • Explaining and justifying methods and conclusions
Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

A great location near Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

On the coast near Woodbridge

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and the beach/surf school

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

In 250 acres near Shrewsbury

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross on Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Minutes from the M4, near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Set on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Close to the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead, close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Near Brecon in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

On the Sussex Downs not far from London.

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Set in 50 acres near Preston.

Revision Weekends

Revision Weekends

Revision the PGL way. Take your group away for a weekend of revision combined with activity breaks keeping them motivated, focussed & engaged.

 2019 just £87+VAT per person!