Science

We follow the Activate scheme of work covering topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Year 7Topic
Term 1 & 2Science investigation + safety
Cells
Particles and their behaviour
Term 3 & 4Reproduction
Space
Acids and alkalis
Term 5 & 6Investigations
Forces
Elements, atoms and compounds
End of year test
Year 8Topic
Term 1 & 2Investigation
Structure and function of body systems
Reactions
Term 3 & 4Sound
Periodic table
Metals and acids
Term 5 & 6Investigations
Health and lifestyles
Light
End of year test
Topic
Year 9Investigation
Term 1 & 2 Electricity and magnetism
The Earth
Adatations and inheritance
Term 3 & 4 Separations techniques
Motion and pressure
Investigations
Term 5 & 6 Ecosystems and processes
Energy
End of year test

Each topic is followed by a test to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

 

Extra-curricular activities

Science club every Thursday

STEM activities workshop

 

Useful web sites

https://www.showmyhomework.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p

 

Key Stage 4

We follow the AQA Separate Sciences schemes of work.

Subject content – Triple Science (2018 first examination)

Biology

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Space physics

 

Assessment

Each half-term a test is used to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

 

Combined Science

A vast majority of our cohort follow the AQA Combined Science: Trilogy scheme of work.

Subject content – Combined Science: Trilogy (2018 first examination)

Biology

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

Assessment

Each half-term a test is used to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

 

Useful web sites

https://www.showmyhomework.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3

 

Key Contacts

Subject Leader:

Mr James McNeill:       jmcneill@st-edmunds-dover.kent.sch.uk