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Science

Through our science curriculum, we aim to develop individuals who have a curiosity to be able to ask the right questions and have the skills and knowledge to be able to answer these, and to understand the implications of the answers. Science is vital to the future of our world and we teach our students the essential knowledge and skills which they need to better understand it. We provide students with the foundations for understanding our world through the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, enhanced with practical experiences which we hope will ignite within them a curiosity and excitement to find out more. We ensure that students have a firm knowledge and skill base to be able to confidently progress between Key Stages. 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 7

Unit 1

 

Energy

Energy costs

Energy transfer

Organisms

Cells

Movement

 

Unit 2

 

Matter

Particle model

Separating mixtures

Genes

Human reproduction

Variation

 

Unit 3

 

Electricity

Current

Potential difference & resistance

Reactions

Acids and alkalis

Metals and non-metals

Unit 4

Forces

Speed

Gravity

Ecosystems

Interdependence

Plant reproduction

Unit 5

Earth

Earth structure

Universe

Waves

Sound

Wave effects

 
 

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Year 8 

Unit 6

 

Energy

Work

Heating and cooling

Genes

Inheritance

Evolution

 

Unit 7

 

Matter

Periodic table

Elements

Organisms

Breathing

Digestion

 

Unit 8

 

Electricity

Magnetism

Electromagnets

Reactions

Chemical energy

Types of reaction

Unit 9

 

Forces

 

Contact forces

Pressure

Ecosystems

Photosynthesis

Respiration

Unit 10

Earth

Climate

Earth resources

    Waves

 

Light

Wave properties

 
 
Year 9
 

Unit 1

Genetics and Evolution

 

Making Materials

 

Forces and Motion

 

Triplet Test 1

 

Unit 2

Plant Growth

 

Reactivity

 

Force Fields and Electromagnets

 

Triplet Test 2

 

End of Key Stage 3 Examination

After the end of key stage 3 exam, students start to study GCSE, with a focus on key skills and introductory content.