Science

Science

The Science curriculum is structured so that earlier topics provide the foundational knowledge and skills to be developed and consolidated throughout the five year programme of study.

In Year 7, pupils begin studying the fundamental concepts of biology, chemisty and physics, such as the structure of the atom, cellular biology, energy and electricity. They also cover mechanisms of biological organisation like the digestive and reproductive systems and ecological relationships. 

Year 8 sees pupils describing the actions of forces and waves, the interactions of atoms in chemical bonds and the processes essential for the existence of biological life.

In Year 9 pupils will study the interactions of particles and their internal energies, important chemical changes and industrial processes and the primary features of photosynthesis and respiration.

Moving into Year 10, pupils start on their GCSE Science pathway, whether in studying all three sciences as part of the AQA Combined Science qualification or as three separate AQA GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Year 7

Autumn 1

Introduction to Science

Matter 1

Autumn 2

Energy

Organisation 1
Spring 1

Forces

Organisation 2
Spring 2

Organisation 2

Matter 2
Summer 1

Reactions 1

Electromagnets
Summer 2

Electromagnets

Ecology

Year 8

Autumn 1

Waves

Reactions 2
Autumn 2

Reactions 2

Organisation 3

Earth and Universe
Spring 1

Earth and Universe

Genes
Spring 2 Energy
Summer 1 Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table
Summer 2 Cell Biology

Year 9 

Biology

Autumn 1 Cell Biology
Autumn 2 Cell Biology
Spring 1 Organisation
Spring 2 Organisation
Summer 1 Organisation
Summer 2

Required Practicals

Chemistry

Autumn 1 Atomic Structure The Periodic Table
Autumn 2 Atomic Structure The Periodic Table
Spring 1 Bonding
Spring 2 Bonding
Summer 1 Bonding
Summer 2

Required Practicals

Physics

Autumn 1 Energy
Autumn 2 Energy
Spring 1 Electricity
Spring 2 Electricity
Summer 1 Particle Model
Summer 2 Particle Model

Year 10

Biology

Autumn 1

Organisation

Infection and Response
Autumn 2

Infection and Response

Bioenergetics
Spring 1

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and Response
Spring 2

Homeostasis and Response

Summer 1

Genetic Variation and Evolution

Summer 2

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

Chemistry

Autumn 1 Quantitative chemistry
Autumn 2

Chemical Changes

Spring 1

Energy Changes

Rates of chemical change.
Spring 2

Rates of chemical change.

Organic Chemistry
Summer 1

Organic chemistry.

Chemical Analysis

Summer 2

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

Physics

Autumn 1

Particle model

Atomic Structure

Autumn 2

Atomic structure

Waves
Spring 1

Waves

Magnets
Spring 2

Forces

Summer 1

Forces

Summer 2

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

Year 11

Biology

Autumn 1

Genetics

Autumn 2

Genetics

Ecology

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

RI

PLCs/RAGS

Maths in Science

Data Handling
Summer 2  

Chemistry

Autumn 1

Chemical Analysis

Organic Chemistry
Autumn 2 The Atmosphere
Spring 1

Using Resources

Spring 2

Summer 1

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

RI

PLCs/RAGS

Maths in Science

Data Handling
Summer 2  

Physics

Autumn 1 Forces 2
Autumn 2 Forces 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Required Practicals

Exam Preparation

RI

PLCs/RAGS

Maths in Science

Data Handling
Summer 2