Science

Science Overview

Year 7

Year 7 follow the Activate 1 programme of study which covers the first 11 modules of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July
Cells, Particles, Forces, and Body Systems Elements, Reactions, Sound, and Light Reproduction, Acids and Alkalis, and Space

Pupils will complete an assessment at the end of each module to show progress. Homework will be set at least once per half term in accordance with school policy. All pupils will sit an end of year exam in July with questions from all 11 modules covered throughout the year.

Year 8

Year 8 follow the Activate 2 programme of study which covers the remaining 10 modules of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July
Health, the Periodic Table, Electricity, and Ecosystems Separating Techniques, Energy, and Metals Adaptation, the Earth, and Motion

Pupils will complete an assessment at the end of each module to show progress. Homework will be set at least once per half term in accordance with school policy. All pupils will sit an end of year exam at the end of July with questions from all 10 modules covered throughout the year.

Year 9

Year 9 follow the Edexcel GCSE Combined Science programme of study. All pupils will cover the first few Biology, Chemistry and Physics modules over the course of the year. The order in which these are taught are entirely at the discretion of the individual teacher. A breakdown of the topics covered in each module is shown below;

  • Biology – Key Concepts in Biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection
  • Chemistry – States of Matter, Separation, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table
  • Physics – Motion, Forces, Conservation of Energy, Waves, Light

Pupils will complete an assessment at the end of each module to show progress. Homework will be set at least once per half term in accordance with school policy. All pupils will sit a mock GCSE exam in each of the 3 modules during June; the results of which help determine the most suitable Science course for the pupil to follow at GCSE, as well as what set they will be placed.

Year 10

10a1 follow the Edexcel GCSE Triple Science programme of study and will obtain qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All other classes in Year 10 follow the Edexcel GCSE Combined Science programme of study.

All pupils will cover the first Biology, Chemistry and Physics modules over the course of the year. The order in which these are taught are entirely at the discretion of the individual teacher. A breakdown of the topics covered in each module is shown below;

  • Biology – Key Concepts in Biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection, Health
  • Chemistry – States of Matter, Separation, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Ionic and Covalent bonding
  • Physics – Motion, Forces, Conservation of Energy, Waves, Light, Radioactivity

Pupils will complete an assessment at the end of each module to show progress. Homework will be set at least once per half term in accordance with school policy. All pupils will sit a mock GCSE exam in each of the 3 modules during June.

Year 11

11a1 continue to follow the Edexcel GCSE Triple Science programme of study and will obtain qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All other classes in Year 11 continue to follow the Edexcel GCSE Combined Science programme of study.

All pupils will cover the final Biology, Chemistry and Physics modules over the course of the year. The order in which these are taught are entirely at the discretion of the individual teacher. A breakdown of the topics covered in each module is shown below;

  • Biology – Plant Structures, Homeostasis, Transport, Ecosystems
  • Chemistry – Electrolysis, Obtaining Metals, Periodic Table, Rates of Reaction, Atmospheric Science
  • Physics – Energy, Electricity, Magnetism, Particles

Pupils will complete an assessment at the end of each module to show progress. Homework will be set at least once per half term in accordance with school policy. All pupils will sit 6 GCSE exams during May and June to ascertain their final GCSE grading.

 

 

Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Studies

Section A The Roaring 20s: USA 1919-1929

Section B Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929-1941

Section C War in Vietnam, 1964-1975

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