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Science

Year 7

Term

Science Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

The seven characteristics of living things
Animal, plant and bacterial cells
Specialised cells
Diffusion/Respiration
Cells, tissues, organs and systems
Skeletal system/antagonistic muscles
Sexual reproduction in humans and plants

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

Heart and circulatory system
Respiratory system
Digestive system
Nervous system
End of topic assessment
Analytically chemistry activity

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

The particle model of matter.
Properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Physical and chemical changes.
Oxidation - rusting
Conservation of mass
Density

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

Solutes, solvents, solutions and solubility
Atomic structure
Elements, compounds and mixtures
Periodic table
Separation techniques
Reactions of acids

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

Energy
Useful and non-useful energy pathways
Thermal energy transfer
Renewable and Non-renewable energy sources
Generating electricity. Electricity in the home.

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks) Electrical circuits
Measuring current and voltage
Resistance
Electromagnets & motors
Wave
Sound/ultrasound
Light and properties of
EM Spectrum

Year 8

Term

Science Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

Metals and non-metals
Reactivity series of metals
Displacement reactions
Catalysts
Controlling the rate of a chemical reaction
Internal structure of the Earth

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

Rock types and the rock cycle
Weathering and erosion
Extracting metals - using the reactivity series and electrolysis
Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere.
Carbon cycle
Acid rain
Formation of crude oil/fractional distillation
Polymers and their problems

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

Electrical circuits
Resistance
Theory of resistance
Electrical power
Electrical energy transferred
Efficiency

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

Work done
Parts of the plant
Photosynthesis
Plant respiration
Anaerobic respiration in yeast
Plant and animal kingdom

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

Variation, inheritance and evolution
Wave
Sound
Electromagnetic spectrum
Light

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks) Formation of the Universe
Day & Night; Seasons
Mass, weight
Pressure, Moments
Food groups
Diets
Food Chains
Eutrophication

Year 9

Term

Science Combined Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

C1 - Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

B1 - Cell biology
P1 - Energy

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

B2 - Organisation

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

C2 - Bonding structure and the properties of matter

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

P2 - Electricity

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

C4 - Chemical changes

Year 9

Term

Science Triple Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

Year 9 GCSE science follows a common course.

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  

Year 10

Term

Science Combined Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

B3- Infection and response
C3 - Quantitative chemistry

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

P3 - Particle model of matter
B4 - Bioenergetics

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

P4 Atomic structure

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

C5 Energy changes
C6 The rate and extent of chemical change

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

P5 Forces

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

B7 Ecology

Year 10

Term

Science Triple Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks) The triple science course has 'bolt' on sections in addition to the combined science course.
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  

Year 11

Term

Science Combined Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

B5 Homeostasis
C7 - Organic Chemistry

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

P6 waves

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

C9 Chemistry of the atmosphere
C10 Using resources
B5 Homeostasis

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

C8 - Chemical analysis

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

P7 Magnetism and electromagnetism.

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

 

Year 11

Term

Science Triple Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)  
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  
Half term 5 (5 weeks)

P8 Space Physics

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  

OpenEvening2 202021

 

This Autumn we are unable to hold a traditional Open Evening event. However, to aid prospective pupils and their families get to know our school we have created the following:

  1. A dedicated webpage sharing information with parents https://www.nwhs.uk/home/openevening

  2. Videos depicting school life. These will be released over the coming weeks

  3. We will be opening our doors for socially distanced tours. These take place on the following dates and times:

    1. Monday 12th October – Thursday 15th October: 4pm-7pm

    2. Monday 19th October – Thursday 22nd October: 4pm-7pm

    3. Friday 23rd October: 9am-4pm

To book a tour please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-walsham-high-school-open-evening-tours-2020-tickets-123621775057 

We know choosing a secondary school is an incredibly important decision and we hope what we have created allows you to make an informed choice.

If you have any questions, please do get in contact.

Mr James Gosden

Headteacher

gosdenj@nwhs.uk