Science

KS3 SCIENCE

The National Curriculum for KS3 Science is followed.  Scientific and literacy skills are developed and built upon throughout each topic.

Year 7 

Term  Topic 
1a Mixing, Dissolving and Separating
1b Forces and Their Effects
2a Cells - The Building Blocks of Life
2b Energy Transfers and Sounds
3a Eating, Drinking and Breathing
3b Elements, Compounds and Reactions

Each module is followed by an end of topic assessment.

There is an end of year examination which incorporates aspects of each topic.

 

Year 8 

Term  Topic 
 1a Magnetism and Electricity
 1b Plants and Ecosystems
 2a Explaining Physical Changes
 2b Contact and Non Contact Forces
 3a Getting the Energy Your Body Needs
 3b Explaining Chemical Changes

Each module is followed by an end of topic assessment.

There is an end of year examination which incorporates aspects of each topic.


Year 9 

Term  Topic 
1a Biology, Chemistry & Physics units to complete the KS3 National Curriculum
1b
2a 
2b New AQA GCSE Introductory units including Biology, Chemistry and Physics
3a
3b

Half termly assessments take place.

There is an end of year examination which incorporates aspects of AQA GCSE Science.

 

Key Stage 4: Science

All GCSE courses are AQA specifications.

Route 1

Triple Science

Biology, Chemistry and Physics are studied separately throughout years 10 and 11 and lead to three separate science GCSEs.

Each GCSE comprises three examined modules and a coursework module, worth 25% each of the final grade.

All examinations are taken at the end of year 11.

Biology Specification http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-4401

Chemistry Specification http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402

Physics Specification http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-4403

 

Route 2

Double Science

This route leads to two science GCSEs; ‘Science A’ and ‘Additional Science’.

Each GCSE comprises three examined modules, one in Biology, one in Chemistry and one in Physics, each worth 25% of the final grade.  A coursework module, again worth 25% completes each course.

All examinations are taken at the end of year 11

Science Specification http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a-4405

Additional Science Specification http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-science-4408