Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Science Curriculum The Science department aims to ensure every child is able to understand and critically evaluate any scientific problem they may be faced with in an ever-changing, modern world. Through the courses that we offer, we seek to provide an inspiring range of experiences both in and outside the classroom. What will my child be studying? Taught in Year 7 and Year 8
Forces Electromagnets Energy Waves Matter Reactions Earth Organism Ecosystem Genes

Speed

Voltage and Resistance

Energy Costs

Sound

Particle Model

Metals and non-metals

Earth Structure

Movement

Interdependence

Variation

Forces

Magnetism

Energy Transfer

Light

Separating Mixtures

Types of reaction

Universe

Cells

Plant Reproduction

Human Reproduction

How will my child be assessed in Key Stage 3? Pupils are assessed against the specification as set out by AQA. The assessment consists of personalised assessments set by classroom teachers, end of unit tests and formal end of year examinations that are sat by the entire cohort. Pupils will also be required to demonstrate understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical experiments. What equipment will my child need? Parents can help their children by ensuring they are prepared for lessons with the correct equipment. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler and protractor in addition to a scientific calculator. How can I support my child through Key Stage 3? As a parent or carer you do have a pivotal role to play in supporting your children in their learning at home and undoubtedly you have the greatest influence on the achievement of your child. Therefore, we would like you to take every opportunity to support your child with science homework and revision throughout the year. In addition to this you can use our website as a signpost to range of high quality learning resources to support your child in their learning. What revision guides would you recommend? We recommend you buy your child the KS3 Science Complete Study and Practice revision. A link to this is provided on the right. Clubs Science club allows pupils to take on engineering challenges, carry out fun and exciting scientific investigations and learn about where STEM subjects can take them.
Links & Resources  KS3 Science Complete Study & Practice
Key Stage 4 What exam board do we use? From Year 9 pupils will be prepared to sit an AQA Trilogy Combined & Triple Science qualification at the end of Year 11. This is a three-year course, which allows them time to fully embed, develop and apply the skills and knowledge that are required to be successful in their final Science examinations. This will lead to 2 GCSE Science qualifications. Lessons will focus on delivering the content of Biology, Chemistry and Physics through theory based lessons. Other aspects of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works will be developed through investigative work using a ‘practical enquiry’ approach to the teaching. How is the course assessed? Pupils are assessed against the specification as set out by AQA. The assessment consists of personalised assessments set by classroom teachers, end of unit tests and formal mock examinations that are sat by the entire cohort. Pupils will also be required to demonstrate understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical experiments. What is covered on the course?

Topics taught in Year

 

Biology

 

 

 

Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

Year 9

 

Cells and Organisation

 

 

 

Atomic Structure and Bonding

 

 

 

 

 

Energy and Electricity

Year 10

 

Infection

Bioenergetics and Homeostasis

 

Quantitative Chemistry

Chemical Changes

Energy Changes Rates of Reaction

 

 

 

Atomtic Structure

Partical Model of Matter & Forces

Year 11

 

Reproduction and Ecology

 

 

Organic Chemistry

Chemical Analysis

Chemistry in the Atmosphere & Using Resources

 

 

Waves and Magnetism

What equipment will my child need?

Parents can help their children by ensuring they are prepared for lessons with the correct equipment. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler and protractor in addition to a scientific calculator.

 

What revision guides would you recommend?

We recommend you buy your child the revision guide for the respective tier using the links on the right hand side of this page.

Links & Resources  Foundation Tier Revision Guide  Higher Tier Revision Guide

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