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
AutumnBiology: Organisms – Cells and movement
Chemistry: Substance and properties – particle model & separating mixtures
Physics: Energy – Transfers and Costs
SpringBiology: Ecosystems – Interdependence and plant reproduction
Chemistry: Reactions – Metals and non-metals & acids and alkalis
Physics: Waves – Light and Sound
SummerBiology: Genes – Variation and human reproduction
Chemistry: Earth – earth structure and universe
Physics: Forces – speed and gravity
Year 8Overview of Topics Covered
AutumnBiology: Organisms – Breathing & Digestion
Chemistry: Earth – Climate and resources
Physics: Forces – Contact Forces and Pressure
SpringBiology: Ecosystems – Respiration & Photosynthesis
Chemistry: Particle and structure – periodic table and elements
Physics: Electromagnetism – PD and Current and Electromagnetism – Magnetism and Electromagnetism
SummerBiology: Genes – Evolution and inheritance
Chemistry: Reactions – chemical energy & types of reactions
Physics: Energy – Work, Heating and Cooling and Waves – Effects and Properties
Year 9Overview of Topics Covered
AutumnBiology: Cell Structure and transport and Cell Division
Chemistry: Atomic structure and Periodic table
Physics: Energy
SpringBiology: Organisation and the digestive system, Organising animals and plants and Non-communicable diseases
Chemistry: Structure and bonding, Earth’s atmosphere, Earth’s resources and Using Earth’s resources
Physics: Particle Model of Matter
SummerBiology: Communicable Diseases and Preventing and treating Disease
Chemistry: Chemical changes (reactions of acids; reactivity of metals)
Physics: Atomic Structure

KS4 GCSE Science

Year 10Overview of Topics Covered
AutumnCB3 - Genetics
CB4 - Natural selection and genetic modification
CC8 – Acids and Alkalis
CC9 + CC10 - calculations involving masses + electrolytic processes
CP4 + start CP5 – Waves + Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
CP5, start CP6 - Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum + Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
Revision from Pre-Covid CB1
Key concepts for Biology
Revision Pre-Covid CC1-CC7
States of Matter
Methods of separating and purifying substances
Atomic Structure
The periodic table
Ionic bonding
Covalent bonding
Types of substances
SpringCB5 - Health, disease and development of medicine
CB6 – Plant structures and their functions
CC11 + CC12 - Obtaining and using metals + reversible reactions and equilibria
CC13 - Groups in the periodic table.
CP6 - Atomic structure and Radioactivity
CP7, CP8 (2 lessons)- energy and forces doing work + forces and their effects
Start CP9 – Electricity and circuits
Revision Pre-Covid CP1 + CP2
Motion
Motion and Forces
Revision Pre-Covid CP3
Conservation of Energy
SummerCB7 - Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
CC14 – CC15 - Rates of reactions + Heat energy changes in chemical reactions
CP9 - Electricity and circuits
Revision pre-Covid CB2 and CB3
Cells and Control
Genetics
Revision and mock exams
Year 11Overview of Topics Covered
AutumnCB5 – Health, disease and development of medicine
CB6 – Plant structures and their functions
CB7 – Start- Hormones and metabolic rate, Menstrual cycle and contraception
CB8 – Exchange and transport in animals start
CC9, CC10 – calculations involving masses + electrolytic processes
CC11, CC12 – Before mock (23rd Nov) Obtaining and using metals + reversible reactions and equilibria
CC13 – Groups in the periodic table.
CP6 - Atomic structure and Radioactivity
CP12 + CP13 - Particle model + forces and matter
CP7, CP8 (2 lessons)- energy and forces doing work + forces and their effects
CP12 +CP13 – Gas pressure and extension and stretching
Start CP9 – Electricity and circuits
SpringCB8 – Finish Exchange and transport in animals’
CB7 – Finish Animal coordination, control and homeostasis, Blood glucose and diabetes
CB9 - Ecosystems and materials cycles
Finish CC13 + CC14 - Groups in the periodic table + rates of reactions
1st February- start CC16 + CC17 – Fuels + Earth and Atmospheric Science
CC15 - Heat energy changes in chemical reactions
CC16 + CC17 - Fuels + Earth and Atmospheric Science
Finish CP9 - Electricity and circuits
CP10, CP11 - Magnetism and the motor effect + Electromagnetic induction
SummerFinish CC17 - Earth and Atmospheric Science
Catch up + Revision + Exams