Science Course Content

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Science

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Year 7 7A- Tissues and transplants

  • Cell Structure
  • Tissues, organs, organ systems
  • Microscopes
7B- Sex and Science

  • Male and female reproductive systems
  • Fertilisation
  • Pregnancy
7G- What a Waste

  • States of matter
  • Dilutions
  • Diffusion and pressure
7H- Materials from Earth

  • Types of Rock
  • Erosion
  • Exploring rocks
7K- Forces and Their effects

  • Identifying forces
  • Balanced forces
  • Speed
7L- Observing the Sky

  • The Earth
  • The moon and seasons
  • The Solar System
Year 7 7E- Acids and Alkalis

  • Hazards
  • Properties of acids and alkalis
  • Indicators
7F- Bubble, Bangs and Burning

  • Chemical reactions
  • Burning
  • Fire Safety

 

7I- Energy and Sustainable Living

  • Types of fuels
  • Sustainable resources
  • Energy from food
7J- Electrical Circuits

  • Types of circuit
  • Measuring current and voltage
  • Modelling electricity
7C- Ecology Matters

  • Habitats
  • Adaptations of animals and plants
  • Food chains and food webs
7D- Classified

  • Inheritance
  • Using keys
  • Classifying animals
Year 8 8A- Food Glorious Food

  • Naming Nutrients
  • Balanced diet
  • Digestion
8B- Going for Gold

  • Foods for living
  • Breathing and Circulation
  • Respiration
8G- All that Glitters

  • Gold/ Fools gold
  • Types of chemical reactions
  • Physical reactions
8H- Explaining the Earth

  • Types of rock
  • Investigating types of rock
  • The rock cycle
8K- Light Fantastic

  • How light travels
  • The eye and cameras
  • The light spectrum
8L- Sound and hearing

  • Sound and pitch
  • How sound travels
  • The ear
Year 8 8E- In the Drink

  • Solutions
  • Investigating solubility
  • Separating solutions
8F- Materials and Recycling

  • Recycling
  • Sorting elements
  • Elements and compounds
8I- Heat Transfers

  • Heat and temperature
  • Heating solids and liquids
  • Changes of state
8J- On the Move

  • Streamlining
  • Trains and forces
  • Magnets
8C-Doctors and Disease

  • Microbes cause disease
  • The immune system
  • Preventing diseases
8D- The way of a Dodo

  • Extinction of dinosaurs
  • Sampling environments
  • Pyramids of numbers and biomass
Year 9 GCSE Biology preparation

  • Inheritance
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Photosynthesis
  • Forensic Science
GCSE Physics Preparation

  • Energy and electricity
  • Gravity and Space
  • Speed
  • Forces and Pressure
B1- Key Concepts in Biology

  • Cell structure
  • Microscopes
  • Enzymes
  • Transporting substances
B2- Cells and Control

  • Cell division
  • Growth in animals and plants
  • Stem cells
  • Nervous System

C3-C4- Atoms and periodic table

  • Atomic structure
  • Isotopes
  • Development of the periodic table
Year 9 GCSE Chemistry Preparation

  • Properties of Materials
  • Corrosion
  • Pollution
  • Chemical Reactions
Refresher Unit

  • Summarising work covered in year 7-9 to prepare for the transition test
C1-2- States of Matter and Purification

  • States of matter
  • Separation techniques (chromatography and distillation)
  • Purifying Water

P1- Motion

  • Vectors
  • Speed and time
  • Acceleration
P2- Forces

  • Newton’s Laws
  • Momentum
  • Stopping Distances
  • Crash hazards