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 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  
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