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Science

Year 7

Content Overview

Following the Activate Scheme of Work students will cover topics on Biology, Chemistry and Physics listed below.  Each topic being taught over 3-4 weeks.

  • Working Scientifically
  • Cells
  • Structure and function of body systems
  • Reproduction
  • Particles and their behaviour
  • Elements, atoms and compounds
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Forces
  • Space

Assessment

End of topic written tests.

Half termly assessments

Extra-Curricular Activities

Science Club

Year 8

Content Overview

Following the Activate Scheme of Work students will cover topics on Biology, Chemistry and Physics listed below.  Each topic being taught over 3-4 weeks.

  • Working Scientifically
  • Health and Lifestyle
  • Ecosystems
  • Reactions
  • Metals and Acids
  • Separation Techniques
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Energy

Assessment

End of topic written tests

Half termly assessments

Extra-Curricular Activities

Science Club

Year 9

Content Overview

Following the Activate Scheme of Work students will cover topics on Biology, Chemistry and Physics listed below.  Each topic being taught over 3-4 weeks.

  • Adaptation and Inheritance
  • The Periodic Table
  • The Earth
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Motion and Pressure

 

On completion of these topics Year 9 students will commence study of GCSE topics.

Assessment

End of topic written tests

Half termly assessments

Extra-Curricular Activities

STEM Events

Science Club

Year 10

Subject

GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy

Exam Board

AQA

Course Specification Link

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Course Overview

 

 

 

Year 10

Biology Modules

1 Cell Biology

2 Organisation

3 Infection and Response

4 Bioenergetics

 

Chemistry Modules

8 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

9 Bonding Structures

10 Quantitative Chemistry

11 Chemical Changes

12 Energy Changes

 

Physics Modules

18 Energy

19 Electricity

20 Particle Model

21 Atomic Structure

 

Year 11

Biology Modules

5 Homeostasis and Response

6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

7 Ecology

 

Chemistry Modules

13 Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

14 Organic Chemistry

15 Chemical Analysis

16 Chemistry of the Atmosphere

17 Using resources

 

Physics Modules

22 Forces

23 Waves

24 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

 

Assessment

End of module internal assessment.

6 Externally Assessed examinations at the end of Year 11 each 1hour 15minutes long

Questions are multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response answers.

Biology Paper 1 – Modules 1-4

Biology Paper 2 – Modules 5-7

Chemistry Paper 1 – Modules 8-12

Chemistry Paper 2 – Modules 13-17

Physics Paper 1 – Modules 18-21

Physics Paper 2 – Modules22-24

Extra-Curricular Activities

Selection of STEM activities.