KS3 Science

SUBJECT Science    YEAR 7

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT ForcesCellular Biology

Particles

ElectricityInheritance

Chemical Reactions

Acids & AlkalisElectricity and Magnetism The Natural World
SKILLS
  • Introduction to practical skills in all units
  • Describing observations using appropriate scientific terminology
  • Using simple equations
  • Drawing and interpreting graphs
  • Learning to make and interpret simple models in Science

 

 

  • Development of practical skills further
  • Predicting results using prior observations
  • Creating electrical circuits
  • Drawing and interpreting graphs
  • Using chemical formulae and writing simple word equations

 

 

  • Identification of  acids or alkalis using different practical methods
  • Designing an investigation
  • Collecting and evaluating reliable experimental data
  • Making and using magnets and electromagnets
  • Classification of organisms into groups
  • Creating identification keys
  • Using sampling techniques
ASSESSMENT[S] Badger- style assessment at end of each topicFormal test of the 3 topics covered in the Autumn term, prior to Christmas holidays

 

 

Badger- style assessment at end of each topicFormal test of the 3 topics covered in the Spring term, prior to Easter holidays Badger- style assessment at end of each topicEnd of Year exam made up of all topics studied during the year up to this point Badger- style assessment at end of topic

SUBJECT Science    YEAR 8

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT Systems for SurvivalFundamentals of Chemistry

Heating and Cooling

Biological CyclesLight and Sound

Chemical Reactions 2

Evolution & InheritanceEarth & Atmosphere Solar & Nuclear Physics
SKILLS
  • Making, interpreting and evaluating  scientific models
  • Describing the function of the main organs of the digestive and circulatory systems
  • Designing investigations and suggesting improvements to them
  • Conducting  investigations independently
  • Designing and evaluating investigations with justifications
  • Predicting the results of investigations using prior knowledge
  • Application of prior knowledge to new situations
  • Explaining  how resources can be cycled in the natural world
  • Description and evaluation of different scientific theories
  • Investigating the effects of global warming and acid rain on the environment
  • Predicting the results of investigations using prior knowledge and developing improvements to practical procedures
  • Data interpretation
ASSESSMENT[S] Badger- style assessment at end of each topicFormal test of the 3 topics covered in the Autumn term, prior to Christmas holidays

 

 

Badger- style assessment at end of each topicFormal test of the 3 topics covered in the Spring term, prior to Easter holidays Badger- style assessment at end of each topicEnd of Year exam made up of all topics studied during the year up to this point Badger- style assessment at end of topic 

SUBJECT Science    YEAR 9 – GCSE delivery begins

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT Biology:-Cells, tissues and organs

-Reproduction

-Structure of a nucleus

-Genes and genetic variation

-Photosynthesis

-Factors affecting photosynthesis

-Adaptations for photosynthesis

-Respiration

-Yeast investigation

Chemistry:-Periodic Table

-Combustion

-Rusting

-Conservation of mass

-Atom economy

-Reactions of metals

-Metal oxides and acids

-Carbonates and acids

-Reactivity series

-Displacement

Physics:-Circuits

-Resistance

-Efficiency of energy

-Balanced and unbalanced forces

-Speed

-Distance-time and velocity-time graphs

-Friction

-Pressure

SKILLS Development of practical skills and use of specific scientific terminology prior to start of GCSE courseIdentify and close gaps in knowledge prior to start of GCSE course
ASSESSMENT[S] Formal test of each topic
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