Science Years 7 - 9

Overview to curriculum

Our ambitious science curriculum promotes learning for understanding for all students of all abilities and aspirations, so that they can investigate and discuss how the natural and man-made world works and the impact and responsibilities we all have. Purposeful practical work is embedded in our curriculum to provide students with insights into the development of scientific thinking. Through practical work, students become increasingly competent in making sense of new information and observations.

Subjects studied in each year:

Year 7

Energy

Waves

Cells

Reproduction

Particle model of matter

Elements, compounds, and mixtures

Forces

Electricity

Chemical reactions

Acid reactions

Variation and inheritance

Gas exchange

 

Year 8

Organisms

Solubility

Metal reactions

Energy

Forces

Plant biology

Chemical reactions

Atomic structure

Magnetism

Waves

Space physics

 

Year 9

Cell structure and transport

Atoms, ions, and analysis

Models in science

Electric circuits

Organising animals and plants

Rates of reaction

Motion and forces

How it is assessed, during the year and end of year?

Students are regularly assessed including end-of-topic tests throughout the year and an end of year test.

Useful links – please include any useful websites or other information sources

Doddle: https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p

Education quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/science/

Curriculum Maps for Science