Science

Head of Faculty: Mr A Brown

Science is a core subject for all students in years 7-11, and the faculty teaches the traditional academic Science subjects of Chemistry, Physics and Biology up to A2 level.

Curriculum

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 

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Year 7

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Introduction to Science and CSI (Chemistry)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Life on Earth (Biology)
Winter
1st half term
  • Space Fun (Physics)
Winter
2nd half term
  • Chemical and Physical Changes (Chemistry)
Summer
1st half term
  • Energy(Physics)
Summer
2nd half term
  • Investigation

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Year 8

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Plants (Biology)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Mobile Phones (Physics)
Winter
1st half term
  • Planet Earth (Chemistry)
Winter
2nd half term
  • Fit for Life (Biology)
Summer
1st half term
  • Forces and Motion (Physics)
Summer
2nd half term
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Physics)

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Year 9

Term Biology & Maths Skills Chemistry & Physics
Autumn
1st half term
B1: Cell-Level Systems

Maths Skills: Standard form, prefixes and manipulating equations
C1: Particles

P1: Matter
Autumn
2nd half term
B1: Cell-Level Systems

Maths Skills: Ratios, fractions and percentages
C2: Elements, Compounds & Mixtures

Winter
1st half term
B2: Scaling Up

Maths Skills: Frequency tables, bar charts, histograms
C2: Elements, Compounds & Mixtures

P4: Waves and Radioactivity
Winter
2nd half term
B2: Scaling Up P4: Waves and Radioactivity
Summer
1st half term
B3: Organism-Level Systems

Revision & Exams
C4: Predicting and Identifying Reactions and Products

Revision & Exams
Summer
2nd half term
B3: Organism-Level Systems

Practical Tasks
P3: Electricity and Magnetism

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Year 10

Term   Topic
Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn
1st half term
B4: Community-Level Systems B5.1: Inheritance C3.1: Introduction to Chemical Reactions P3.2: Simple Circuits
P3.3: Magnets and Magnetic Fields
Autumn
2nd half term
B5.2: Natural Selection and Evolution
B6.2: Feeding the Human Race
C3.2: Energetics
C3.3: Types of Chemical Reaction
C3.4: Electrolysis
P2.1: Motion
P2.2: Newton’s Laws
Winter
1st half term
B6.3: Non-communicable diseases
B6.3: Monitoring and Maintaining Health
C5.1 Controlling Reactions
C5.2: Equilibria
P2.3: Forces in Action
P5.1: Work Done
Winter
2nd half term
B6.3: Monitoring & Maintaining Health
B6.1: Monitoring & Maintaining the Environment
C6.1: Improving Processes and Products,
C6.2: Interpretation and Interacting with Earth Systems
P5.2: Power & Efficiency
P6.1: Physics on the Move
P6.2: Powering the Earth
Summer
1st half term
Year 10 Combined Science Examinations & Practical Activities Year 10 Combined Science Examinations & Practical Activities Year 10 Combined Science Examinations & Practical Activities
Summer
2nd half term
Separate Science

B1.2: Cell-Level Systems
B3.1: Organism-Level Systems
Separate Science

C5.3: Equilibria
C6.1: Improving Processes and Products
Separate Science

P5.1: Wave Behaviour
P5.3: Wave Interaction
Combined Science:

Practical Activities and Consolidation
Combined Science:

Practical Activities and Consolidation
Combined Science:

Practical Activities and Consolidation

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Year 11

Term   Topic  
Biology Chemistry Physics Combined
Autumn
1st half term
B2: Cell-Level Systems
B3.1: The Nervous System
B3.3: Maintaining Internal Environments
C6.1: Global Challenges
C6.2: Organic Chemistry
P8: Global Challenges
P4.2: Using Magnetism
Units 1-3 Re-cap and consolidation
Autumn
2nd half term
B4.1: Ecosystems
B5: Genes, Inheritance and Selection

Year 11 PPE Examinations
C6.2: Organic Chemistry
C4.2: Identifying Products of Chemical Reactions
C2.3 Nanoparticles

Year 11 PPE Examinations
P1.3: Pressure
P2.3: Forces in Action

Year 11 PPE Examinations
Units 4-6 Re-cap and consolidation

Year 11 PPE Examinations
Winter
1st half term
Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities
Winter
2nd half term
Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities
Summer
1st half term
Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities Revision Activities
Summer
2nd half term
  • GCSE Exams
  • GCSE Exams
  • GCSE Exams
  • GCSE Exams

 
 
 

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