Science

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Can think like scientists – modelling ideas and collecting experimental data to test theories
  • Are systematic in the way they test ideas through experiments
  • Are critically curious in acquiring understanding about the world around them
  • Understand how science affects all aspects of life

Years 7-11

Term Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

Introduction to Lab Safety

Cells

Structure and Body Systems

Reproduction

21/11/16 B1 Test

Particles and Their Behaviour

Elements and Compounds

Elements and Compounds (cont.)

Reactions

Acids and Alkalis

27/02/17 C1 Test

Forces

Sound

Sound (cont.)

Light

Space

22/05/17 P1 Test

Big Biology Project

Big Chemistry Project

Big Physics Project

26/06/17 END OF YEAR TEST

End of Year Projects

Year 8

Introduction & Working Scientifically

Health and Lifestyle

Ecosystems and Processes

Adaptations and Inheritance

21/11/16 B2 Test

Periodic Table

Separation Techniques

Separation Techniques (cont.)

Metals and Acids

The Earth

27/02/17 C2 Test

Electricity and Magnetism

Energy

Energy (cont.)

Motion and Pressure

22/05/17 P2 Tset

B2 Project

C2 Project

P2 Project

26/06/17 END OF YEAR TEST

End of Year Project

Year 9

New Technology

17/10/16 New Technology Test

Turning Points

19/12/16 Turning Points Test

Detection

06/02/17 Detection Test

KS3 and SATs Revision

27/03/17 KS3 Test

Transition Tasks to GCSE

GCSE: Key Concepts in Biology

22/05/17 Key Concepts in Biology Test

GCSE: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

GCSE: Motion

Year 10

CB1: Key Concepts in Biology

CP1: Motion

CC1&2: States of Matter and Separation

B2: Cells and Control

CC4: Periodic Table

CC9: Calculations Involving Mass

CP2: Forces and Motion

12/12/16 REVISION AND MOCK EXAM

CB3: Genetics

CC5,6&7: Types of Bonding

CP3 Conservation of Energy

CB4: Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

CP4: Waves

CP5 Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum

CB5 Health, Disease and Development of Medicine

01/05/17 MOCK EXAM (Marked by Edexcel)

CC8: Acids and Alkalis

CB6: Plant Structure and Function

CP6 Radioactivity

Year 11
(Double)

Coursework

10/10/16 B1, C1, P1 Test

B1, C1, P1 Catch-up

B2, C2, P2

12/12/16 Mock Unit 1 and Part 2

B2, C2, P2

Exam Period and Revision

Leave

Year 11
(Triple)

Coursework

10/10/16 B1, C1, P1 Test

B2, C2, P2

B3, C3, P3

Exam Period and Revision

Leave

Sixth Form

Biology

Term Autumn Spring Summer
Year 12

Voice of the Genome

Lifestyle, Health and Risk

Core Practicals: Root Tip Squash, Daphnia & Vitamin C

17/10/16 Assessment 1

12/12/16 Assessment 2: Mock Exam

Biodiversity and the Natural Resources

Genes and Health

Core Practicals: Phloem and Xylem, Mineral Deficiency, Membrane, Strength Plant, Antimicrobile & Enzyme

06/02/17 Assessment 3

27/03/17 Assessment 4

Revision

AS Mock Exams

AS Exams

Leave

Year 13

On the Wild Side

Infection, Immunity and Forensics

Core Practicals: Habitat, Photosynthesis, DNA, Temperature + Enzyme, Temperature + Seed & Antibiotics

12/12/16 Mock Exam

Run-through of Mock Exam

Grey Matter

Running for Your Life

Core Practicals: Habituation Stim & Respiration

Revision

A2 Mock Exams

A2 Exams

Leave


Chemistry

Term Autumn Spring Summer
Year 12

Atomic Structure

Amount of Substance

Bonding

Energetics

Equilibria and Redox Reactions

Kinetics

Revision for Mock Exam

12/12/16 Mock Exam

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Periodicity

Alkanes and Haloalkanes

Alkenes and Alcohols

Group 2 & Group 7 Elements

Organic Analysis Parts 1-3

Revision

AS Mock Exams

AS Exams

Leave

Year 13

Rate Equations and Kp

Period 3

Transition Metals

Rate Equations

Isomerism

Electrode Potentials and Cells

Aromatics

Core Practicals: 7, 11, 8, 10

12/12/16 Mock Exam

Run-through of Mock Exam

Acids and Bases

Polymers

Amino Acids and Proteins

Synthesis and Analysis Parts 1-6

Revision

A2 Mock Exams

A2 Exams

Leave


Physics

Term Autumn Spring Summer
Year 12
Year 13