Science

Science

The science curriculum develops understanding of key concepts and facts in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and how they explain the world around them. Students learn how these concepts have developed over time and how they may develop in the future. Students are also taught how to conduct a scientific line of enquiry, using skills of hypothesis, experimentation, deduction and evaluation. Students are encouraged to apply their learning to real life situations and problems.

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

Cells, tissues and organs

Energy

The particle model

Spring

Sexual reproduction

Sound

Mixtures and separation

Summer

Muscles and bones

Electricity

Acids and alkalis

Projects

Year 8

Autumn

The Periodic Table

Fluids

Food and nutrition

Spring

Combustion

Plants and their reproduction

Light

Summer

Breathing and respiration

Space

Metals and their uses

Year 9

Autumn

Biology:

Cell Structure and transport

Cell division

Organisation and the digestive system

Spring

Chemistry:

Atomic structure

The Periodic Table

Chemical calculations

Summer

Physics:

Conservation and dissipation of energy

Energy transfer by heating

Energy resources

Year 10

Autumn

Biology:

Lifestyle and health

Preventing and curing disease

Plants and Photosynthesis

Spring

Physics:

Radiation and risk

Magnetism and electromagnetism

Forces and motion

Summer

Chemistry:

The Earth’s atmosphere

Acids and alkalis

The rate and extent of climate change

Year 11

Autumn

Biology:

Inheritance, variations and evolution

Preventing, treating and curing disease

Ecosystem and biodiversity

Spring

Chemistry:

The Earth’s atmosphere

Atoms and ions

Carbon chemistry

Summer

Physics:

Resources of materials and energy

Revision

GCSE Courses:

Combined Science: Trilogy AQA (8464)

Biology AQA (8461)

Chemistry AQA (8462)

Physics AQA (8463)