Lower Secondary Science

The benefits of studying Lower Secondary Science

Our Lower Secondary Science homeschooling course will fire your child’s curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offer them opportunities to find explanations.

It will engage them at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas. Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought.

They will discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change – affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. It will also teach them to question and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of societies and the future of the world.

Three of the modules for each year include a practical section which involves setting up an experiment and recording the results. In each case there is a practical worksheet to complete as part of the assignment for that module.

At the end of Year 9 of Lower Secondary Science you will receive a report on your child’s progress. A report on the average grade achieved by your child at the end of Years 7 or 8 is available on request.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of Lower Secondary courses.

Example Science experiments homeschoolers can do at home

lower secondary science experiment

Using red cabbage as a pH indicator

homeschooling science experiment making Oobleck

Non-Newtonian fluid

Lower secondary science experiment

Putting out a candle using carbon dioxide

Lower secondary science experiment

Effect of sugar on yeast fermentation

Secondary science student looking at molecules

Key topics covered

In this course Biology, Chemistry and Physics are studied within the context of developing your child’s:

  • Scientific attitudes
  • Experimental and investigative skills
  • Skills of analysis and evaluation
  • Understanding of measurement

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Our Lower Secondary Science homeschooling course assumes no prior knowledge and starts from the basics.
  • The course follows the English National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Science.
  • Allow for up to 4 – 5 hours per week of’ study time for your child to complete each year of Secondary Science plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • We find that most children can complete the course in 9 months.

Course samples

Course Fees

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent