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Science KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Content / Topics

During year 7 students will study a variety of biology chemistry and physics topics.
These are listed below.

 

Biology topics

Organisms including cells and movement

Ecosystems including interdependence

Genes including variation and human reproduction

 

Chemistry Topics

Matter including the particle model and separating mixtures

Reactions including metals, acids and alkalis

Earth including earth structure and universe

 

Physics Topic

Force including speed and gravity

Electro magnets including voltage, current and resistance.

Energy including the cost of energy and energy transfers

Waves including sound and light

 

Students follow the AQA KS3 specification for more details on the topics use the following link

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/ks3/ks3-science-syllabus

Skills Taught

In each of the topics taught student will have the opportunity to carry out practical activities.

Students will develop their abilities to effectively plan an investigation and use this plan to gather results.

Once the students have gathered their results they will learn how to their data to create graphs and interpret the graphs. Students will analyse the results they have gathered and use this analysis to draw scientific conclusions.

Students will also develop their ability to evaluate practical results and methods they have carried out in order to suggest reasoned improvements.

Throughout the year student will develop skills to answer extended writing questions using the following 3 command words describe and explain, compare and contrast and evaluate.

Year 8

Content / Topics

During year 7 students will study a variety of biology chemistry and physics topics.
These are listed below.

 

Biology topics

Organisms including breathing and digestion

Ecosystems including photosynthesis and respiration

Genes including evolution and inheritance

 

Chemistry Topics

Matter including the periodic table and elements

Reactions including chemical energy and types of reaction

Earth including climate and earth resources.

 

Physics Topics

Force including contact forces and pressure

Electro magnets including magnetism

Energy including work done and heating and cooling

Waves including wave effects and properties

 

Students follow the AQA KS3 specification for more details on the topics use the following link

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/ks3/ks3-science-syllabus

Skills Taught

In each of the topics taught student will have the opportunity to carry out practical activities.

Students will develop their abilities to effectively plan an investigation and use this plan to gather results.

Once the students have gathered their results they will learn how to their data to create graphs and interpret the graphs. Students will analyse the results they have gathered and use this analysis to draw scientific conclusions.

Students will also develop their ability to evaluate practical results and methods they have carried out in order to suggest reasoned improvements.

Throughout the year student will develop skills to answer extended writing questions using the following 3 command words describe and explain, compare and contrast and evaluate.

Trilogy Science KS4 Curriculum

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

For more information about studying Trilogy science, please see Mrs Salter

Why Study Trilogy Science?

Science has something to offer every student, whatever their aspirations. From trainee chef to nuclear physicist, construction apprentice to cancer researcher, everyone needs some level of relevant science understanding.

Students studying Combined Science will cover the three science disciplines in the traditional fashion, much like the current Core and Additional Science GCSEs.

This course will provide great preparation for AS and A-level.

Summary of Content which is tested in six examinations worth 16.7% each:

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

1 Cell biology

2 Organisation

3 Infection and response

4 Bioenergetics

5 Homeostasis and response

6 Inheritance, variation and evolution

7 Ecology

8 Key ideas

9 Atomic structure and the periodic table

10 Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

11 Quantitative chemistry

12 Chemical changes

13 Energy changes

14 The rate and extent of chemical change

15 Organic chemistry

16 Chemical analysis

17 Chemistry of the atmosphere

18 Using resources

19 Key ideas

20 Energy

21 Electricity

22 Particle model of matter

23 Atomic structure

24 Forces

25 Waves

26 Magnetism and electromagnetism

27 Key ideas

How Will You Learn?

Science is a set of ideas about the material world. Working scientifically is the sum of all the activities that scientists do and they are woven through the specification and written papers and we have planned the course around them.

We also want learners to understand the processes of scientific activity as well as the ideas to which it leads, to know how the ideas that explain things in the world around us have been arrived at, not just what these ideas are.

For Combined Science qualifications, Mathematical skills will be in the ratio 1:2:3. In other words, for every one mark of Mathematical skills in Biology there must be two in Chemistry and three in Physics. The use of Mathematical language in explanations, applications and evaluations will be required.

Students will require Key Stage 3 level knowledge of Mathematics.

Practical experiments are at the heart of Science. There are 16 required practicals.

Career opportunities in Science include: Astronomer; Biochemist; Animal Technician; Lab Technician; Botanist; Microbiologist; Zoologist; Finger Print Officer; Vet; Sport Psychologist; Forensic Scientist; Crime Scene Investigator.

 


Triple Science KS4 Curriculum

GCSE Biology

GCSE Chemistry

GCSE Physics

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

For further information about studying any of the Science subjects, please see Mrs Salter

Why Study Biology, Chemistry, Physics – separate sciences?

We believe that science has something to offer every student, whatever their aspirations. From trainee chef to nuclear physicist, construction apprentice to cancer researcher, everyone needs some level of relevant science understanding.

Studying the separate sciences means students will cover more content than GCSE Combined Sciences. Our new GCSE separate science courses will provide great preparation for AS and A-level.

Biology

The content is based on key biological concepts and principles such as cell division, respiration and photosynthesis with exciting, relevant topics such as cloning.

Summary of Content which is tested in two examinations worth 50% each:

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Key ideas

Chemistry

Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding structure and the properties of matter and Quantitative chemistry are key concepts in the specification.

Summary of Content which is tested in two examinations worth 50% each:

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes
  6. The rate and extent of chemical change
  7. Organic chemistry
  8. Chemical analysis
  9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  10. Using resources
  11. Key ideas

Physics

Key concepts are to develop understanding of nature and processes that help to answer scientific questions about the world around us.

Summary of Content which is tested in two examinations worth 50% each:

  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Particle model of matter
  4. Atomic structure
  5. Forces
  6. Waves
  7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  8. Space physics (physics only)
  9. Key ideas

How Will You Learn?

Science is a set of ideas about the material world. Working scientifically is the sum of all the activities that scientists do and they are woven through the specification and written papers and we have planned the course around them.

We also want learners to understand the processes of scientific activity as well as the ideas to which it leads, to know how the ideas that explain things in the world around us have been arrived at, not just what these ideas are. Participation in scientific inquiry enables students to develop ideas about science and how ideas are developed through scientific activity.

All the parts of what good science is at GCSE level have been included: whether it be investigating, observing, experimenting or testing out ideas and thinking about them. The key scientific ideas flow through the teaching of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

This will involve talking about, reading and writing about science plus the actual doing, as well as representing science in its many forms both mathematically and visually through models.

Practical experiments are at the heart of science. There are eight required practicals in each of the separate sciences. Students will be assessed on their practical skills in their exams.