Science

Key Stage Three:

All students in year 7 receive four hours of teaching per week. In years 8 and 9, students receive three Science lessons each week.

Topics Covered:

Year 7:

Biology – Cells, Movement, Interdependence, Plant Reproduction, Variation, Human Reproduction.

Chemistry – Particle Model, Separating Mixtures, Metals and Non-metals, Acids and Alkalis, Earth Structure, Universe.

Physics – Energy Costs, Energy Transfers, Sound, Light, Voltage and Resistance, Current, Speed, Gravity.

Year 8:

Biology – Breathing, Digestion, Respiration, Photosynthesis, Evolution, Inheritance

Chemistry – Elements, Periodic Table, Chemical Energy, Types of Reaction, Climate, Earth Resources

Physics – Work, Heating and Cooling, Contact Forces, Pressure, Magnetism, Electromagnets, Wave Effects, Wave Properties.

Year 9:

Biology – Cell Biology, Organisation

Chemistry – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table, Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

Physics – The Particle Model of Matter, Atomic Structure and Radioactivity, Energy

Key Stage Four:

Some students follow a triple science pathway. They receive six hours of Science lessons each week and follow the AQA GCSE specifications for Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Other students receive five hours of Science teaching each week and follow the AQA Science Trilogy specification, which is a dual-award.