Science

Curriculum Leader: Mrs C Cowap-Whiskin

KS3 Science

Each class are on a rotation for the year. This means some classes will be studying Biology whilst other classes will be studying Chemistry or Physics.

Year 7Overview of Topics Covered – Rotation dependent on class
AutumnScience in a lab / working scientifically
Organisms – Cells and movement
Substance and properties – particle model & separating mixtures
Energy – Transfers and Costs
SpringEcosystems – Interdependence and plant reproduction
Reactions – Metals and non-metals & acids and alkalis
Waves – Light and Sound
SummerGenes – Variation and human reproduction
Earth – earth structure and universe
Forces – speed and gravity
Year 8 Overview of Topics CoveredRotation dependent on class
AutumnOrganisms – Breathing and digestion
Matter – Elements and The Periodic Table
Forces – Contact Forces and Pressure
SpringEcosystems – Photosynthesis and Respiration
Electromagnets – Potential difference and resistance, Current, Magnetism and Electromagnets
Earth – Climate and Earth Resources
SummerGenes – Evolution (and Inheritance)
Reactions – Chemical Energy and Types of Reactions
Energy – Work, Heating and Cooling
Waves – Wave Effects and Wave Properties
Year 9 Overview of Topics CoveredRotation dependent on class
AutumnCell Biology Core Concepts and Infection and Response
Energy Core Concepts and Maths Skills in Science
Chemical Changes Core Concepts
SpringKeeping Healthy
Atomic Structure and The periodic Table
Atomic Structure Core Concepts
SummerCrest Award/Science in Action
Structure and Bonding
Particle Model of Matter

KS4 GCSE Science

Year 10Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Biology Lesson: Photosynthesis and Respiration
Chemistry Lesson: Quantitative Chemistry
Physics Lesson: Electricity
Combined Science Lesson: Infection and control, non-communicable disease
Autumn 2Biology Lesson: Photosynthesis and Respiration
Chemistry Lesson: Chemical Changes
Physics Lesson: Electricity and Energy Recap
Combined Science Lesson: Infection and control, non-communicable disease
Spring 1Biology Lesson: Ecology (Adaptations, interdependence, and competition, Organising an ecosystem, Biodiversity, and ecosystems
Chemistry Lesson: Energy change and rate and extent of Chemical change
Physics Lesson: Waves
Combined Science Lesson: Recap of year 9 preparation for exams
Spring 2Biology Lesson: Ecology (Adaptations, interdependence, and competition, Organising an ecosystem, Biodiversity, and ecosystems
Chemistry Lesson: The rate and extent of Chemical change
Physics Lesson: Atomic structure recap
Combined Science Lesson: Recap of year 9 preparation for exams
Summer 1Biology Lesson: Homeostasis and response (The human nervous system, Hormonal Co-ordination) 9 lessons
Chemistry Lesson: Organic Chemistry
Physics Lesson: Forces
Combined Science Lesson: Recap of Autum 1
Summer 2Biology Lesson: Homeostasis and response (The human nervous system, Hormonal Co-ordination) 9 lessons
Chemistry Lesson: Chemical analysis
Physics Lesson: Forces
Combined Science Lesson: Recap of Autum 2
Year 11Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Biology Lesson: Ecosystems and material cycles
Chemistry Lesson: Rates of reaction
Physics Lesson: Electricity
Combined Science Lesson: Particle Model
Autumn 2Biology Lesson: Exchange and transport in animals
Chemistry Lesson: Heat and energy changes in Chemical reactions
Physics Lesson: Electricity
Combined Science Lesson: Particle Model, Forces and Matter
Spring 1Biology Lesson: Finish plant structures and their functions and revision of photosynthesis
Chemistry Lesson: Fuels
Physics Lesson: Magnetism and the motor effect, Electromagnetic induction
Combined Science Lesson: Animal coordination and control and Homeostasis
Spring 2Biology Lesson: Revision and catch up
Chemistry Lesson: Revision and catch up
Physics Lesson: Revision and catch up
Combined Science Lesson: Earth and Atmosphere science
Summer 1Revision and Exams
Summer 2Exams