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Programme of Study

 

Year 7

Autumn Term Spring Term  Summer Term
Introduction: basic laboratory skills; an introduction to working scientifically   Tissues & Transplants (7A)  Sex and Science (7B)
Variation & Classification (7D) Acids & Alkalis (7E)  Ecology Matters (7C)
What a Waste (7G) Bubbles, Bangs and Burning (7F)  Materials from the Earth (7H and 8H)
Energy & Sustainable Living (7I) The Solar System and Beyond (7L and 9Ja/b)    Electrical Circuits (7J)

 

Year 8

Autumn Term  Spring Term  Summer Term
Food (8A)  Going for Gold (8B)  On the Farm (9C)
Materials and Recycling (8F)  Water (solutions) (8E)  The Way of the Dodo (8D)
All that Glitters (8G)  On the Move – Magnetism (8Jc/d)  Sculpture Park (9F)
Light (8K)  Sound and Hearing (8L)  Forces (7K, 8Ja, 9Ka/b)
     Pressure and Moments (8Jb, 9L, 8Je)

 

Key stage 4

Year 9

Triple Science

Autumn Term:

Biology  Chemistry
 Physics
Adaptation (B1.4)  Fundamental Ideas (C1.1)  Energy Transfer by Heating (P1.1)
Energy from Biomass (B1.5)   Rocks & Building (C1.2)  Using Energy (P1.2)
Variation (B1.6)  Rocks and metals (C1.3)  Electrical Energy (P1.3)
   Crude Oil (C1.4)  Generating Electricity (P1.4)

 

Spring Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Evolution (B1.7)  Products from Oil (C1.5)  Generating Electricity (P1.4)
Keeping Healthy (B1.1)  Plant Oils (C1.6)  Waves (P1.5)
   Changing World (C1.7)

 Electromagnetic Waves (P1.6)

 

Summer Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Coordination & Control (B1.2)  Changing World (C1.7)  ISA Skills
Medicine & Drugs (B1.3)  ISA Skills  Motion (P2.1)
ISA Skills  Structure & Bonding (C2.1)  
Cells Tissues & Organs (B2.1)    

 

Double Science

Autumn Term:

Biology  Physics
Adaptation (B1.4)  Energy Transfer by Heating (P1.1)
Energy from Biomass (B1.5)  Using Energy (P1.2)
Variation (B1.6)  Electrical Energy (P1.3)
   Generating Electricity (P1.4)

 

Spring Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Evolution (B1.7)  Fundamental Ideas (C1.1)  Generating Electricity (P1.4)
Keeping Healthy (B1.1)  Rocks & Building (C1.2)  

 

Summer Term:

Biology  Chemistry
Coordination & control (B1.2)  Rocks & Metals (C1.3)
Medicine & drugs (B1.3)  Crude Oil (C1.4)
ISA Skills   

 

Year 10

Triple Science

Autumn Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Enzymes (B2.3)  Structure & Bonding (C2.1)  Motion (P2.1)
Organisms in the Environment (B2.2)  Structure & Properties(C2.2)  Forces(P2.2)
Energy from Respiration (B2.4)  Rates & Energy (C2.4)

 Work, Energy & Momentum (P2.3)

Momentum (P2.3)    Current electricity (P2.4)
Current electricity (P2.4)    

 

Spring Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Cells Tissues & Organs (B2.1)  How Much (C2.3)  Current Electricity (P2.4)
Simple Inheritance in Animals and plants (B2.5)  Salts & Electrolysis (C2.5)  Mains electricity (P2.5)
Old & New Species (B2.6)    Radioactivity (P2.6)

                                                                                 

Summer Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
ISA Skills   ISA Skills  Energy from the Nucleus (P2.7)
Exchange of Materials (B3.1)  Periodic Table (C3.1)  ISA Skills
Medical Applications of Physics (P3.1)    

                      

Double Science

Autumn Term:

Chemistry  Physics
Products from Oil (C1.5)  Waves (P1.5)
Plant Oils (C1.6)  Electromagnetic Waves (P1.6)
Changing World (C1.7)  ISA Skills

 

Spring Term:

Chemistry  Physics
Structure & Bonding (C2.1)  Motion (P2.1)
   Forces (P2.2)
   Work Energy & Momentum (P2.3)

 

Summer Term:

Chemistry  Physics
Structure & Properties (C2.2)  Current Electricity (P2.4)
Rates & Energy (C2.4)  Mains electricity (P2.5)

 

Single Science

Autumn Term:

Biology  Chemistry
Coordination & control (B1.2)    Fundamental Chemistry (C1.1)
Medicine & drugs (B1.3)   Rocks & Building (C1.2)

 

Spring Term:  Summer Term:
Chemistry  Physics
Rocks and metals (C1.3)  Generating Electricity (P1.4)
Crude Oil (C1.4)  Waves (P1.5)
ISA Skills  

 

Year 11

Triple Science

Autumn Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Exchange of Materials (B3.1)  Periodic table (C3.1)  Medical Applications of Physics (P3.1)
Transporting materials (B3.2)  Water (C3.2)  Using Physics to make things work (P3.2)
   Energy Calculations (C3.3)  ISA Skills

 

Spring Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Keeping Internal Conditions Constant (B3.3)  Analysis & synthesis (C3.4)  Using Magnetic fields to keep things moving (P3.3)
How Humans can affect the environment (B3.4)  Organic Chemistry (C3.5)  ISA Skills
   ISA Skills  

 

Summer Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Revision  Revision  Revision

 

Double Science

Autumn Term:

Chemistry  Physics
Rates & Energy (C2.4)  Work, Energy & Momentum (P2.3)
How Much (C2.3)  Current Electricity (P2.4)
Salts & Electrolysis (C2.5)  Mains Electricity (P2.5)
ISA Skills  Radioactivity (P2.6)

 

Spring Term:

Biology  Physics
Cells Tissues & Organs (B2.1)  Energy from the Nucleus (P2.7)
Organisms in the Environment (B2.2)  ISA Skills
Enzymes (B2.3)  
Energy from Respiration (B2.4)  
Simple Inheritance in animals and Plants (B2.5)  
Old & New Species (B2.6)  

 

Summer Term:

Biology  Chemistry  Physics
Revision  Revision  Revision

 

How the Science Department actively promotes British Values through the curriculum

The Science Department follows a broad and balanced curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 which encourages active participation by pupils and promotes a range of British values.  Our curriculum draws on Britain’s long and proud scientific tradition, from Hooke and Newton to more modern pioneers such as Robert Winston and Rosalind Franklin.  We hope to inspire our pupils with a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them in safe ways and to think about further education and a career in science, which is a significant and world-leading sector of the UK economy.

Many ethical arguments are considered throughout the syllabus; from issues raised by the need to create provision for sustainable energy resources for the whole of Britain, to those involved in processes, such as stem-cell research, within the legal framework of British society.  Such discussions respect the voices of all pupils, encouraging them to challenge any controversial opinions while tolerating those of different faiths and beliefs.  We aim to develop in our pupils a willingness to reflect on their experiences and an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, while being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.  We encourage pupils to express their opinions in the true spirit of British democracy and to challenge false stereotypes.

 

GCSE Combined Science

Board: AQA  Subject Code: 8464

Students who study Co-ordinated Science will be following a course leading to two GCSE qualifications in science. These will be
from 9-1 and will be either the same or consecutive numbers (e.g. 7-7, 6-6, 7-6, 6-5).

Examinations

Six GCSE examination papers (each of 16.7% of total marks) at the end of Year 11: Percentage of total marks 100%
Two Biology (B1, B2)
Two Chemistry (C1, C2)
Two Physics (P1, P2)

Required Practicals

There are no more controlled assessments within GCSE Science. Throughout the year the pupils will complete ‘required practicals’
- these will not be internally assessed as before. Practical skills will be assessed within the written examinations, questions
will be related to the ‘required practicals’.

Subject content

Biology

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

Chemistry

8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources

Physics

18. Energy
19. Electricity
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
22. Forces
23. Waves
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

Recommended revision texts

CGP AQA GCSE Co-ordinated Science (9-1)

 

Tips for Parents

Places of interest/events to visit connected with syllabus

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Bradford
Manchester Science Museum
Space Museum, Leicester
The Deep, Hull
Magna, Sheffield

 

Helpful websites

www.my-gcsescience.com
www.kerboodle.com
The school’s learning platform - Moodle
www.bbc.co.uk/education
www.aqa.org.uk

 

 

GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science)

Board: AQA  Subject Code: Biology 8461, Chemistry 8462, Physics 8463

Examinations

All examinations will be taken at the end of Year 11 - Percentage of total marks 100%
Biology - two examinations B1, B2 each of 1 hour 45 minutes and 50% of total marks
Chemistry - two examinations C1, C2 each of 1 hour 45 minutes and 50% of total marks
Physics - two examinations P1, P2 each of 1 hour 45 minutes and 50% of total marks

Note – These will contain content not present on the Combined Science examinations

Required Practicals

There are no more controlled assessments within GCSE Science. Throughout the year the pupils will complete ‘required practicals’
- these will not be internally assessed as before. Practical skills will be assessed within the written exams, questions will be
related to the ‘required practicals’

Subject content

Biology 8461

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 8462

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

Physics 8463

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

 

Recommended revision texts

  • CGP AQA GCSE Biology (9-1)
  • CGP AQA GCSE Chemistry (9-1)
  • CGP AQA GCSE Physics (9-1)

 

Tips for Parents

Places of interest/events to visit connected with syllabus

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Bradford
Manchester Science Museum
Space Museum, Leicester
The Deep, Hull
Magna, Sheffield

 

Helpful websites

www.my-gcsescience.com
www.kerboodle.com
The school’s learning platform - Moodle
www.bbc.co.uk/education
www.aqa.org.uk

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