Science

 

Subject Content;

Year

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

7

- Cells and Organisation, Skeleton and Muscles, Reproduction

- Nutrition and digestion, Health

 

-Practical skills

-The periodic table, elements and compounds, pure and impure substances.

-States of matter and changes

- Forces and Motion

 

8

-Respiration & Gas exchange

-Photosynthesis, nutrition and digestion

-Skills and chemical reactions.

-Reactivity and materials.

-Waves

-Heat and electricity.

9

-Inheritance

-Earth science and resources.

Electricity, magnetism and motors.

 

Year 9 will then move on to a transitional unit will bridge the gap between the old Key Stage 3 national curriculum and the new GCSE Specification.

GCSE Core

Biology 1

Chemistry 1

Physics 1

-Keeping healthy assessment

-Co-ordination and control assessment

-Medicine and drugs

-Adaptation and survival

-Energy in biomass

-Variation, reproduction and new technology

-Evolution

 

-Fundamental ideas.

-Rocks and building materials.

-Metals and their uses.

-Crude oil and fuels.

-Products from oils.

-Plant oils.

-Our changing planet.

 

-Energy transfer by heating.

-Using energy.

-Electrical energy.

-Generating electricity.

-Waves.

-Electromagnetic waves.

 

GCSE Additional

Biology 2

Chemistry 2

Physics 2

-Cells, tissues and organs, organisms.

-Organisms in the environment.

-Enzymes.

-Energy from respiration.

-Simple inheritance in animals and plants.

-Old and new species.

-Structure and bonding.

-Structure and properties.

-Calculations and equations.

-Rates and energy.

-Salts and electrolysis.

-Motion.

-Forces.

-Work, energy and momentum.

-Current electricity.

-Mains electricity.

-Radioactivity.

-Energy from the nucleus.

 

GCSE Biology

Biology 1

Biology 2

Biology 3

-Keeping healthy assessment

-Co-ordination and control assessment

-Medicine and drugs

-Adaptation and survival

-Energy in biomass

-Variation, reproduction and new technology

-Evolution

 

-Cells, tissues and organs, organisms.

-Organisms in the environment.

-Enzymes.

-Energy from respiration.

-Simple inheritance in animals and plants.

-Old and new species.

-Exchange of materials

-Transporting materials

-Keeping internal conditions constant

-How humans can affect the environment

 

GCSE Chemistry

Chemistry 1

Chemistry 2

Chemistry 3

-Fundamental ideas.

-Rocks and building materials.

-Metals and their uses.

-Crude oil and fuels.

-Products from oils.

-Plant oils.

-Our changing planet.

-Structure and bonding.

-Structure and properties.

-Calculations and equations.

-Rates and energy.

-Salts and electrolysis.

-The periodic table

-Water

-Energy calculations

-Analysis and synthesis

-Organic chemistry

 

GCSE Physics

Physics 1

Physics 2

Physics 3

-Energy transfer by heating.

-Using energy.

-Electrical energy.

-Generating electricity.

-Waves.

-Electromagnetic waves.

-Motion.

-Forces.

-Work, energy and momentum.

-Current electricity.

-Mains electricity.

-Radioactivity.

-Energy from the nucleus.

-Medical applications of physics

-Using physics to make things work

-Using magnetic fields to keep things moving.

 

Assessment;

Year

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

7

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

8

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

9

GCSE based Test

GCSE based Test

GCSE based Test

 

Students at GCSE will complete end of chapter assessments for all topics covered. These will be marked using GCSE criteria and graded using the A*-G system.

Students will sit mock exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Year 10 & Year 11.

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