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Activate KS3 Science

Supporting your students through KS3 Science to
KS4 success

Activate KS3 Science

Supporting your students through KS3 Science to
KS4 success

Tailored to the latest KS3 curriculum, with a flexible assessment package and solution for KS3 science assessment without levels. Now available for the AQA KS3 Syllabus - see AQA Activate.

  • Maths, literacy and working scientifically embedded throughout to develop key skills
  • Assessment package devised by assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt
  • Kerboodle provides an online bank of resources, assessment, and support for running creative and effective lessons
  • Also available for the AQA KS3 Science Syllabus - see AQA Activate
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Coming soon: Activate Intervention Workbooks

Foundation and Higher Intervention Workbooks

Featuring carefully designed self-assessment tasks, tackling key concepts to help students identify areas for improvement and extension. Available Spring 2018.

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Kerboodle Activate

Kerboodle provides a bank of teaching material for running creative and effective lessons. It's intuitive, customizable and can be accessed online anytime, anywhere.

Activate Reviews

  • "This book (and the other two books in the series) are all you will need to help your child do well in Key Stage 3."

    4* Amazon review, Jan 2017

  • "This is a great resource for Key Stage 3. I recommend purchasing all three in one go (Activate Biology, Chemistry and Physics). My daughter's grades improved dramatically as we were able to easily follow what the school were teaching and supplement her learning with our own research if required."

    5* Amazon review, June 2015

  • I am pleased with the way the scheme has developed the graphing skills of the students, giving scaffold and slowly removing it part by part. It was useful to help me assess the level of my students without over complicating things.

    Helen Rogerson, Head of Science at Westonbirt School and blogger at

  • I was impressed with the incorporation of literacy and numeracy into the scheme, both of which are going to be increasingly important at GCSE level. I was also impressed with the Kerboodle platform which offers the accompanying resources, cloud based planning tools and also pre/post teaching assessment tools.

    Rob Butler, Science teacher and blogger at

  • "After having looked at all the schemes available for the new KS3 National Curriculum, Activate has by far the best thought out assessment package. Whoever thought this out needs a good pat on the back. In the end there was no other choice but Activate for our students."

    Mat Power, Head of Science, Holy Cross Catholic High School, Lancashire

  • "Activate is an extremely competent and professionally built new KS3 resource, written and tailored to the 2014 programme of study. It has been designed to engage students' interest in science from Year 7 and take them through to GCSE success, and it has that 'no stone left unturned' reliability factor to it that will fill you with confidence."

    Teach Secondary magazine

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