Curriculum Plan – Science (KS3)

Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

All pupils complete the introductory unit – Introduction
to Science, followed by an internal assessment.  Work is then broken down
into discrete Biology, Chemistry and Physics modules.  Pupils study these on
a rotational basis with internal assessments at the end of each module.

 

 

Biology:

Organisms – Cells and Movement

Eco-systems – Interdependence and Plant reproduction.

Genes – Variation and Human Reproduction

Chemistry:

Matter – Particle Model and Separating Mixtures

Reactions – Metals and Acids & Alkalis

Earth – Earth Structure and Universe

Physics:

Forces – Speed and Gravity

Electromagnets – Voltage & Resistance and Current

Energy – Energy Costs and Energy Transfer

Waves – Light and Sound

 

Throughout the year pupils are taught scientific skills which
focus on:

Planning investigations, carrying out investigations
safely & effectively and analysing data & drawing conclusions.

Pupils are assessed on these skills through the end of
year exam.

Year 8

 

Work is broken down into discrete Biology, Chemistry and
Physics modules.  Pupils study these on a rotational basis with internal
assessments at the end of each module.

 

Biology:

Organisms – Breathing and Digestion

Eco-systems – Respiration and Photosynthesis

Genes – Evolution and Inheritance

Chemistry:

Matter – Periodic Table and Elements

Reactions – Chemical Energy and Types of Reactions

Earth – Climate and Earth Resources

Physics:

Forces – Contact Forces and Pressure

Electromagnets – Electromagnets and Magnetism

Energy – Work and Heating & Cooling

Waves – Wave Effects and Wave Properties

 

Throughout the year pupils are taught scientific skills
which focus on:

Planning investigations, carrying out investigations
safely & effectively and analysing data & drawing conclusions.

Pupils are assessed on these skills through the end of
year exam.