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KS3 Materials

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Oxford Smart Activate

I have used the Activate books 1 & 2 in schools and can personally vouch for them! I find them to be engaging and thorough with a diverse range of activities. These KS3 textbooks are the most commonly used in mainstream education but please be advised, they do not contain worksheets.

"Core science topics and skills are introduced to students using real-world contexts to create connections between their learning and the world beyond, encouraging students to recognise the impact that they have in this fast-changing world"

Books 1 & 2 are designed to cover KS3 in two years with Activate 3 designed specifically to "motivate and inspire students to think like a scientist and see themselves as future scientists".

Oxford Activate - Subject Specific 

These books are an excellent alternative to the Smart Activate books, particularly if you know your child will only be studying certain sciences at GCSE level.

Each book is split into 3 sections with the first 2 designed to cover the KS3 curriculum for that subject in 2 years and the third section designed for contextual consolidation and extension of content.

Other great resources!

Many of the products below will of course make fantastic gifts but can also be easily turned into engaging projects!

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