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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)