Science

Curriculum Leader: C Cowap-Whiskin

Chemistry

KS3

YearOverview of Topics Covered
7Mixtures & Separation, Acids & Alkalis, Particle Models and Atoms and Elements & Compounds
8Combustion, Periodic Table, Metals & Their Uses and Rocks

KS4

YearOverview of Topics Covered
9C1: States of Matter
C2: Mixtures, Filtration & Crystallisation, Paper Chromatography and Distillation
C3: Atomic Structure and Isotopes
C4: Periodic Table and Electron Configurations
C5: Ionic Bonding
C6: Covalent Bonding
C7: Molecular Compounds, Properties of Metals and Bonding Models
C8: Acids & Alkalis, Core Practical (Preparing Copper Sulfate) and Core Practical (Investigating Neutralisation & Solubility)
C9:Calculations Involving Masses
10C10: Electrolysis and Core Practical (Electrolysis)
C11: Reactivity, Ores, Oxidation & Reduction and Life Cycle Assessment & Recycling
C12: Dynamic Equilibrium
C13: Transition Metals, Corrosion and Electroplating
C14: Quantitative Analysis, Yield, Titrations & Calculations, Molar Volumes and Core Practical (Acid-alkali Titration)
C15: Fertilisers & the Haber Process and Factors Effecting Equilibrium
C16: Chemical Cells and Fuel Cells
C17: Groups in the Periodic Table and Groups 1, 7 & 0
11C18: Rates of Reaction and Core Practical (Rates of Reactions)
C19: Heat Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
C20: Fuels
C21: Earth & Atmospheric Science
C22: Hydrocarbons
C23: Alcohols & Carboxylic Acids and Core Practical (The Combustion of Alcohols)
C24: Polymers
C25: Test for Ions, Flame Tests and Core Practical (Identifying Ions)
C26: Nanoparticles

Physics

KS3

YearOverview of Topics Covered
7Energy, Electricity, Forces and Earth & Space
8Fluids, Energy Transfers, Light and Sound

KS4

YearOverview of Topics Covered
9Key Concepts: SI Units, Multiples & Sub-multiples, Converting Units and Significant Figures
P1: Motion Vectors & Scalars, Distance Time Graphs, Acceleration and Velocity/Time Graphs
P2: Motion & Forces and Core Practical (Force, Mass & Acceleration)
P3: Conservation Energy (Energy Stores & Transfers, Energy Efficiency, Keeping Warm, Stored Energies, Non-renewable Resources and Renewable Resources)
P4: Waves (Wave Speeds and Core Practical (Waves, Refraction, Waves Crossing Boundaries, Ears & Hearing, Ultrasound and Infrasound))
P5: Light & Electromagnetic Spectrum (Ray Diagrams and Core Practical (Refraction, Colour, Lenses, Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Radiation & Temperature and EM Radiation Dangers))
10P6: Atomic Structure, Types of Radiation & their Uses and Nuclear Fusion & Nuclear Fission
P7: The Solar System, Life Cycles of Stars, Red Shift and The Origins of the Universe
P8-9: Work, Power and Moments
P10: Electrical Circuits, Current, Potential Difference, Charge & Energy and Core Practical (Investigating Resistance)
11P11: Static Electricity
P12: Magnetic Fields and Electromagnets
P13: Generating Electricity
P14: Particles, Density, Core Practical (Densities), Core Practical (Investigating Water, Energy & Changes of State, Gas Pressure & Volume) and Core Practical (Springs, Pressure in Fluids, Pressure & Upthrust)

Biology

KS3

YearOverview of Topics Covered
7Cells, Tissues & Organs, Reproduction, Muscles & Bones and Ecosystems
8Food & Nutrition, Breathing & Respiration and Plant Reproduction

KS4

YearOverview of Topics Covered
9B1: Animal, Plant & Bacteria Cells, Core Practical (Microscopes and Enzymes), Core Practical (Food Testing), Core Practical (Ph Enzymes) and Core Practical (Osmosis)
B2: Mitosis, Growth in Animal & Plants, Stem Cells, The Brain, The Nervous System, The Eye and Neurotransmission Responses
B3: Meiosis, DNA, Protein Synthesis, Mendel, Alleles, Inheritance, Multiple & Missing Alleles, Gene Mutation and Variation
10B4: Human Evolution, Darwins Theory, Classification, Tissue Culture, Fertilisers & Biological Control and GM & Agriculture
B5: Health & Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Pathogens, Virus Life Cycles, Plant Defences, Plant Disease, Physical & Chemical Barriers, The Immune System, Antibiotics and Core Practical (Antibiotics and Monoclonal Antibodies)
B6: Photosynthesis, Core Practical (Light Intensity & Photosynthesis, Transpiration & Translocation, Plant Adaptation and Hormones & Uses of Plant Hormones)
11B7: Hormones, The Menstrual Cycle, Control of Blood Glucose, Type 2 Diabetes, Thermoregulation and Osmoregulation & the Kidneys
B8: Efficient Transport & Exchange, Diffusion, The Circulatory System and Core Practical (Respiration Rates)
B9: Ecosystems, Energy Transfer, A Biotic Factors & Communities, Core Practical (Quadrates & Transects), Biotic Factors & Communities, Pollution , Parasitism & Mutualism, Biodiversity & Humans, Food Security, The Water Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle and Rates of Decomposition