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Science

Subject Leader – Mrs Davies

Year 7
Aims:
To build on students’ scientific knowledge and understanding in different areas of science. To promote an understanding of the advantages and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments on the environment and on society.
Topics:
Cells, acids, forces, reproduction, particles, electricity, muscles, mixtures and energy.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Making models of cells etc. Key word spellings, BBC Bitesize Key Stage 3.

Year 8
Aims:
To build on students’ scientific knowledge and understanding in different areas of science. To promote an understanding of the advantages and drawbacks of scientific and technological. Developments on the environment and on society.
Topics:
Ecosystems, atoms and elements, sound, nutrition, combustion, metals, light, respiration and rocks.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Making models of volcanoes etc. Key word spellingsBBC Bitesize Key Stage 3.


Year 9
Aims:
To gain an understanding of scientific knowledge, processes and principles. To promote an understanding of the usefulness of science and its effects upon society.
Topics:
Plants, energy transfer, unicellular organisms and fluids.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Research work Making models Key word spellingsBBC Bite size Key Stage 3.

GCSE Qualifications
Aims:

To develop in detail scientific knowledge and the technical skills that are needed in the workplace.
Students are assessed through examinations only.

Year 10
Topics:
Cell Biology, Infections , Bioenergenetics , Atomic structure, Bonding, Energy and Electricity.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Practice exam questions and research work, BBC Bite size GCSE, and students can purchase key stage 4 revision guides through the school.

Year 11
Topics:
Ecology, Inheritance, Homeostasis, Organic chemistry, Chemical analysis, Forces, Waves and Magnetism.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Practice exam questions and research work, BBC Bite size GCSE, and students can purchase key stage 4 revision guides through the school.

 

For more information about the Science curriculum please contact Mrs Davies.