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Science

Programme of Study – Science

The Key Stage 3 Science curriculum is clearly divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics units and all students will follow a balanced curriculum. As well as developing our students’ knowledge and understanding of scientific theory, our curriculum has integrated working scientifically with a clear focus on literacy and communication that seeks to develop students’ confidence in articulating their ideas.

Schemes of work and resources have been developed by specialist teachers within the department and are tailored to meet the needs of all students to ensure each child makes expected levels of progress.

In Year 9, the curriculum increases in difficulty as we stretch the students using discovery-led learning on transitional topics, giving them the best head start before entering their GCSE curriculum in Key Stage 4.

Extra-Curricular

Science club is run every week – carry out fun science experiments or sign up for a CREST Award

Recommended Reading

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/
https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zng4d2p
http://www.docbrown.info/ks3science.htm
https://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/key-stage-3-ks3-sat-past-papers

Teachers

Mr J Jani
Mr R Moynihan
Ms L Patel
Ms K Thakker
Ms S Patel
Mr M Kapasi
Ms A Trasper
Mrs R McAurthur
Mr V Madoni
Ms V Bardsley

Year 7

Topic(s)
Autumn 1 Starting science, Energy Transfer
Autumn 2 Cells and Growth, Elements and Periodic Table
Spring 1 Animal reproduction, Acids and Alkalis
Spring 2 Contact Forces, Particle Model
Summer 1 Climate and Earth Resources, Classification and Interdependence
Summer 2 Magnets and Electromagnetism

Year 8

Topic(s)
Autumn 1 Digestion, Metals and Non-Metals
Autumn 2 Electricity, Separating Mixtures
Spring 1 Bioenergetics, Types of Reaction
Spring 2 Motion, Chemical Change
Summer 1 Inheritance and Evolution, Rates of Reaction
Summer 2 Waves, Disease and Microbes

Year 9

Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn Microscopy
Field Investigations
Food Tests
Enzyme Activity
Chromatography
Temperature Changes
Rates of Reaction
Preparing a Salt
Specific Heat Capacity
Ohms Law
Acceleration
Ripple Tank and Signal Generator
Spring Osmosis
Photosynthesis
Reaction Time
Electrolysis
Purifying and Testing Water
Neutralisation
Hooke’s Law
Thermal Insulation
Resistance Laws
Summer Microbiology
Germination
Decay
Positive and Negative Ion Tests Light Reflection and Refraction
Radiation and Absorption
Density