Year 7

Autumn Term

Matter: particles & separating mixtures

Organisms: cells & movement

Waves: sound & light

Circuits: voltage, current, resistance

Spring Term

Forces: speed & gravity

Genes: variation & human reproduction

Energy: energy costs & transfers

Summer Term

Reactions: metals & non-metal, acids & alkalis

Ecosystems: interdependence & plant reproduction

Earth: structure & universe

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Year 7 Science Club Week A Thursday 13:30 in D05; experiments and dissections.

TCAT Engineering Competition

Key Stage 3 Collins Science Revision Guide

BBC Bitesize KS3

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv

Year 8

Autumn Term

Organisms: breathing & digestion

Matter: periodic table

Waves: effects & properties

Chemical Reactions

Spring Term

Forces: contact forces & pressure

Evolution & Inheritance

Energy: work, heating & cooling

Summer Term

Ecosystems: photosynthesis & respiration

Earth: climate & resources

Magnets & electromagnetism

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Year 8 annual Chester Zoo trip in July

Big Bang Northwest visit

Key Stage 3 Collins Science Revision Guide

BBC Bitesize KS3

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv

Year 9

Autumn Term

B1 Cell Biology

C1 Atomic Structure & Periodic Table

P1 Energy

Spring Term

B2 Organisation

C2 Structure & Bonding

P2 Electricity

Summer Term

B3 Infection & Response

C3 Quantitative Chemistry

P3 Particle model

Enrichment/Wider Reading

AQA Collins GCSE revision guide

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

BBC Class clips

Kerboodle online revision

STEM projects – UU/Sellafield/Conference

Year 10

Autumn Term

B3 Infection & Response

B4 Photosynthesis  & Respiration

C4 Chemical Changes

C5 Energy Changes

P4 Atomic Structure

Spring Term

B5 Homeostasis & Response

C6 Rate of Chemical Change

P5 Forces

Summer Term

B7 Ecology

C7 Organic Chemistry

P6 Waves

Enrichment/Wider Reading

AQA Collins GCSE revision guide

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

BBC Class clips

Kerboodle online revision

Fridays – Drop in Study Time in D08 Lunch

STEM Careers Day / Engineering Workshops

Year 11

Autumn Term

B5 Homeostasis & Response

C7 Organic Chemistry

P5 Forces

P6 Waves

Spring Term

B6 Inheritance, Variation & Evolution

C8 Chemical Analysis

C9-10 Atmosphere & Resources

P7 Magnetism

Summer Term

Revision

Exams

Enrichment/Wider Reading

EPS Sessions on Thursday 3.15-4pm

Collins AQA GCSE Revision Guides

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

Kerboodle online revision

Fridays – Drop in Study Time in D08 Lunch

Seneca – https://senecalearning.com/

Assessment of Learning

Years 7 & 8

Each half term:

  • a written skills assessment to develop practical work
  • a mini knowledge-based assessment on a current topic
  • an EPS summative test

Years 9, 10 & 11

Each unit includes:

  • a practical skills assessment (linked to required practical)
  • an interleaving assessment (linked to previous topic)
  • a summative end of unit test
  • In addition there are mock exams linked to the school assessment calendar