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Science Curriculum Intent

In science, students learn and apply varied types of knowledge over time and have time to consolidate and understand the curriculum.  

We use experiments and investigations during lessons to inspire students' natural intrigue and encourage them to interrogate data and think scientifically while also developing problem-solving skills. Students will learn about scientific processes and how the implications of science have shaped the modern world.   

Our knowledge-rich science curriculum aims develop scientific reasoning to help students make informed decisions about their scientific world and a positive contribution to society. 

KS3 Science

Science is taught as a spiral curriculum where we re-visit various topics from KS3 throughout the GCSE course, which looks at the concepts in more depth. This allows students to expand on their knowledge from KS3 through experimentation or critically thinking about science in the news.

Curriculum Map

 

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

TERM 1

Biology

Cell and Organisation

Photosynthesis

Chemistry

Atoms, Elements and Compounds

Physics

Particle Model

Energy

Biology

Respiration

Chemistry

Periodic Table

Physics

Energy

Further Electricity

Biology

Inheritance and Variation

Genome

Chemistry

Periodic Table in action

Physics

Particle Model

Effects of Forces

TERM 2

Biology

Reproduction

Chemistry

Chemical Reactions

Physics

Forces

Electricity

Biology

Communicable diseases

Health and Fitness

Chemistry

Reactivity Series

Physics

Space

Biology

Cells

Chemistry

Atomic Structure

Physics

Energy

TERM 3

Biology

Food and Digestion

Chemistry

Acids and Alkalis

Physics

Light Waves

The Earth

Biology

Ecology

Biodiversity

Chemistry

Chemical Reactions

Physics

Using Waves

Biology

Cell Division

Chemistry

Development of the periodic table

Physics

Particle model and energy changes

 KS4

Students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics during KS4. Students will complete practicals which will deepen their scientific knowledge and will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the scientific method and will be able to transfer the procedural knowledge gained in to a variety of disciplines in their futures.

EXAM BOARD: AQA

ROUTES:

  • Trilogy (Combined) Compulsory (Yr. 10-10 Lessons a Fortnight; Yr. 11-11 Lessons a Fortnight)

Students will gain a grade in Trilogy Science which is equivalent to 2 GCSEs.

  • Triple: Option (Yr. 10-15 Lessons a Fortnight; Yr. 11-16 Lessons a Fortnight)

Students will gain three GCSEs, one in Biology, Chemistry and Physics respectively.

Curriculum Map

Year 10

 

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

BIOLOGY

Cell division

Organisation in Humans

Blood and the Heart

Respiration

Organisation in Plants

Photosynthesis

Communicable Diseases

Non-Communicable Diseases

Preventing Diseases

The Nervous System

CHEMISTRY

Periodic Table

Bonding

Chemical Changes

Electrolysis

Chemical Calculations

 

Energy Changes

Rates of Reaction

 

PHYSICS

Electrical Circuits

Heating

Energy Resources

Electricity to the Home

Radioactivity

Calculations in Physics

Forces in the balance

Year 11

 

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

BIOLOGY

The Nervous System

Hormones

Reproduction

Variations

Genetics

Evolution

Ecology

Revision

CHEMISTRY

Crude oil

Organic Chemistry (TRIPLE ONLY)

Chemical analysis

The Earth

Revision

PHYSICS

Motion 

Forces and Motion

Pressure (Triple Only)

Waves Properties

EM WAVES

Electromagnetism

Space (Triple Only)

Revision

 

Science Curriculum Progression plans 22-23 

Principal:
Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris
Elaine Anglin
Samuel Alner
Alison Underwood

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb