Science

Year 7

The study of science fires pupils’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations. It engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 - Classification and the environment
  • Term 2 - Solids, liquids, gases and solutions
  • Term 3 - Energy and electricity
  • Term 4 - Cells and reproduction
  • Term 5 - Acids and Alkalis and Simple Chemical reactions
  • Term 6 - Forces and space

Year 8

Experimentation and modeling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science are rooted in evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change – affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.

Scheme of Work Summary:
 

  • Term 1 - Food and digestion
  • Term 1 - Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • Term 2 - Heating and Cooling
  • Term 3 - Magnets and electromagnets
  • Term 4 - Light and sound
  • Term 5 - Respiration and microbes
  • Term 6 - Ecological relationships
  • Term 6 - Using Chemistry

Year 9

They trace the development of science worldwide and recognize its cultural significance. They learn to question and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of societies and the future of the world.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 - Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Term 1 - Metals and reactivity
  • Term 2 - Inheritance
  • Term 2 - Energy and electricity
  • Term 2 - speed, pressure and moments

These are as revision lessons:

  • Terms 3 and 4 - B1 Understanding organisms
  • Terms 5 and 6 - P1 Energy for the home
  • Term 6 - B2 Understanding our environment

Year 10

GCSE Science B identifies the activities and experiences learners will come across in everyday life and links these to scientific ideas and their implications for society, provides the opportunity to acquire the scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for life as a citizen.

Scheme of Work Summary:

Core Science:

  • Terms 1 and 2 - B1 Understanding organisms
                       C1 Carbon Chemistry
                       P1 Energy for the home
  • Terms 3 and 4 - Revision and controlled assessment
  • Terms 4 and 5 - B2 Understanding our environment
                       C2 Chemical resources
                       P2 Living for the future
  • Term 6 - Revise and B4 It’s a green world

Triple Science:

  • Term 1 - C1/C2/C3
  • Term 2 - B1/B2/B3
  • Term 3 - Controlled assessment
  • Terms 4and 5 - B4 It’s a green world
                       B5 The living body
                       B6 Beyond the microscope
  • Term 6 - Revise - P1/P2/P3

Year 11

Develops the scientific skills, knowledge and understanding acquired from Y10 Science, provides opportunities to develop scientific explanations and theories and to develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods.

Scheme of Work Summary:

Additional Science:

  • Terms 1and 2 - B3 Living and growing
                               C3 Chemical economics
                               P3 Forces for transport
  • Terms 3 and 4 - Revision and controlled assessment
  • Terms 4 and 5 -  B4 It’s a green world
                        C4 The Periodic table
                        P4 Radiation for life
  • Term 6 - Revise

Triple Science:

  • Terma 1 and 2 - C4 The Periodic table
                       C5 How much?
                       C6 Chemistry out there
  • Term 3 - Controlled assessment
  • Terms 4 and 5 - P4 Radiation for life
                       P5 Space for reflection
                       P6 Electricity for gadgets
  • Term 6 - Revise

Year 12

BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector.

AS Biology:
The cell is the basic unit of all living things with cell structure and organelles providing insightful information into the specific role of a cell. Microscopes allow for cellular observations to be made. Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids are three of the key groups of macromolecules essential for life. Their structure allows for understanding of their functions in living organisms

Qualitative and Quantitative tasks are performed within Biology to allow for specific scientific investigation.

This first year allows for the introduction of extended concepts which will give a good basis for the second year of study.

Scheme of Work Summary:

BTEC Medical Science:

  • Teacher 1 Terms 1, 2 and 3 - Unit 1
  • Teacher 2 Terms 1, 2 and 3 -  Unit 2
  • Terms 4 and 5 -  Unit 4
  • Term 6 – Catch up improvement of all units

Year 12 AS Biology:

  • Terms 1 and 2 - Unit F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport
  • Terms 3 and 6 - Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health
  • Terms 4 and 5 -  Unit F213: Practical Skills In Biology 1

Year 13

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units.

A2 Biology:

  • Organisms use chemical and electrical systems to monitor and respond to any deviation from the body’s steady state.
  • DNA codes for proteins and is central to our understanding of cellular and whole organism’s functions.
  • Cellular control of chemicals reactions determines the ways in which an organism can grow, develop and function.
  • The way in which cells control chemical reactions determines the ways in which organisms, grow, develop and function.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative tasks are performed within Biology to allow for specific scientific investigation.

The second year allows for expansion of extended concepts covered in year one and the addition of further biological principals.

Scheme of Work Summary:

BTEC Medical Science:

  • Teacher 1 Terms 1, 2 and 3 - Unit 11
  • Teacher 2 Terms 1, 2 and 3 -  Unit 13
  • Terms 4 and 5 -  Unit 15
  • Term 6 – Catch up improvement of all units

Year 13 A2 Biology:

  • Terms 1 and 2 -  Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
  • Terms 3 and 6 - Unit F215: Control, Genomes and Environment
  • Terms 4 and 5 – Unit F216: Practical Skills in Biology 2