Curriculum - Science

Lower School Science Teaching Plan      
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Y7Safety; Acids; Reactions; Burning Fuels.Forces; Measuring Speed; Solar System/Cells structure; Specialised cells; Organ systems.Puberty; Reproduction; Variation .States of Matter; Separating Mixtures.Energy; Resources; Electricity; Fossil Fuels; Environmental Impact.
Exam Preparation
Y8Elements; Mixtures; Compounds. The periodic table.Metals; Rocks.Sound; Magnets.Digestion; Healthy Diet;
Respiration.
Muscle and Joints; Exercise; Drugs; Alcohol.Heat Transfer. Exam Preparation

Science Y7 C Map HT1 6

Science Y8 C Map HT1 6

Curriculum Map Biology     
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Year 9Cells , Plants and PhotosynthesisUsing plants for foodGCSE course
Communicable Diseases
GCSE course Communicable diseasesGCSE course
Preventing and treating disease
GCSE Course
Non communicable diseases
Year 10Communicable diseasesPreventing and treating diseases, Non communicable diseasesCell structure, cell transport. Cell divisionTissues, Organs , Systems. The digestive systemTransport in animals and plantsPhotosynthesis and respiration
Year 11Nervous system and hormonal controlHomeostasis, Reproduction and inheritanceVariation and evolution. Genetics and evolutionEcology and biodiversityExternal exams
Year 12Biological molecules, monomers, polymers, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins

Cells structure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, magnification
Biological molecules, enzymes DNA, RNA,ATP and water

Cells ,Mitosis, transport across membranes
Cells , immunity, exchange of substances with the environment

DNA and chromosomes


DNA and protein synthesis, Meiosis
Gas exchange

Digestion and absorption

Mass transport in animals

Genetic diversity and adaptation

Species and taxonomy
Mass transport in plants

Biodiversity

Investigating biodiversity
Photosynthesis and respiration

Energy and ecosystems
Year 13Nutrient cycles

Population and ecosystems

Respiration

Inheritance
Population genetics

Speciation

Survival and response
Receptors control of heart rate

Nervous impulses, synaptic transmission

Control of gene expression, regulation of transcription and translation
Muscle contraction, homeostasis, negative feedback

Gene expression and cancer

The human genome project

Recombinant DNA technology
Control of blood glucose

Control of blood water potential

DNA probes

Genetic Fingerprinting

External exams

CURRICULUM MATRIX Chemistry GCSE    
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9Separating MixturesAcids And AlkalisAtomic StructurePeriodic TableChemistry Of The AtmosphereInternal Exams
10Formula

Chemistry Of The Atmosphere
Chemical AnalysisEnergy ChangesChemical ChangesSustainable DevelopmentHydrocarbons

Internal Exams
11BondingQuantitative chemistryRate and extent of chemical changeHydrocarbonsRevision External exams

Curriculum Matrix Chemistry A Level    
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Y12Atomic Structure; Bonding and PeriodicityOrganic Chemsitry
Amount of Substance
Energetics; Equilibria; Redox; Group 7 + 2alcohols, Kc, Organic analysisRate equations
Y13Kinetics, acid +basesOrganic Chemsitry , organic synthesis, thermodynamicsEnergetics and Redox , period 3, Kp, Inorganic Chemistry, spectroscopy, transition metals, required practical reviewsExternal exams

CURRICULUM MAP PhysicsHT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Year 91. Energy and Energy Stores1. Energy and Energy Stores2. Energy Transfer By Heating2. Energy Transfer By Heating3. Energy Resources4. Electric Circuits
Year 103. Energy Resources (Review)4. Electric Circuits (Review)5. Electricity in the Home6. Molecules and Matter
7. Radioactivity
8. Forces in Balance
9. Motion
10. Force and Motion
Year 1111. Force and Pressure12. Wave Properties
13. Electromagnetic Waves
14. Light
15. Electromagnetism
16. SpaceRevisionExternal exams
Year 12Particles and radiationWavesMechanics and materialsElectricityFurther mechanicsThermal physics
Year 13Fields and their consequencesFields and their consequencesNuclear physicsTurning points in physicsRevisionExternal exams

SCIENCE

What course do we follow?

GCSE Combined Science (AQA) – Double Award – equivalent to two GCSEs

GCSE Separate Science – GCSE Biology/GCSE Chemistry/GCSE Physics (AQA) – leading to three individual GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Both of these courses allow pupils to continue with their Science studies at A level.

What is GCSE Combined Science – Double Award?

This course has an emphasis on ‘scientific literacy’ as well as scientific content. In addition to studying a body of scientific knowledge, importance is attached to scientific skills and an understanding of how Science works in the world at large as well as in a laboratory. There is no formally assessed practical coursework. Knowledge and understanding of practical work Is examined in the written papers in which at least 15% of the marks will be from practical knowledge of all three Sciences. Pupils have to complete sixteen compulsory practical activities, but they are not formally assessed.

What will I learn?

Biology

  • Cell Biology: organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution, ecology.

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodical table, bonding, structure and the properties of matter, qualitative 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.
How will I be assessed?

Six papers: two Biology, two Chemistry and two Physics. Each will assess different topics.
Duration: all papers are 1hour 15mins
Tiers: Foundation and Higher
Weighing: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 16.7% of the GCSE and has 70 marks.
Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.

What is GCSE Separate Science?

(For this option pupils will be given the opportunity to sit a skills based test which will determine their suitability for this course)

Pupils considering this course should have a specific interest in Science and perhaps considering a scientific or technical career. Studying the Separate Sciences means pupils will cover more content than GCSE Combined Sciences. The new GCSE courses will provide great preparation for AS and A level without overlapping content. These courses have an emphasis on ‘scientific literacy’ as well as scientific content. In addition to studying a body of scientific knowledge, importance is attached to scientific skills and an understanding of how Science works in the world at large as well as in a laboratory. There is no formally assessed practical coursework. Knowledge and understanding of practical work is examined in the written papers in which at least 15% of the marks will be from practical knowledge of all three Sciences. Pupils have to complete twenty-four compulsory practical activities, but these are not formally assessed.

GCSE BIOLOGY
What will I learn?

Cell Biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution, ecology.

How will I be assessed?

Two papers: each paper will assess knowledge and understanding from different topics.

Paper 1 – Cell Biology: organisation, infection and response and bioenergetics.

Paper 2 – Homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution, ecology.

Duration: both papers 1 hour 45mins

Tier: Higher and Foundation

Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each worth 50% of the grade and has 100 marks available.

Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

GCSE CHEMISTRY
What will I learn?

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.

How will I be assessed?

Two papers: each paper will assess knowledge and understanding from different topics.

Paper 1 – Atomic structure and the periodic table; bonding, structure and the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry; chemical changes and energy changes.

Paper 2 – The rate and extent of chemical change; organic chemistry; chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.

Duration: both papers are 1 hour 45mins

Tiers: Foundation and Higher

Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 50% of the grade and has 100 marks available.

Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed short answers and open response.

How will this subject help me in the future?

Many of the issues in Science are part of everyday life, studying Science will help you make important decisions in the future. Combined Science-Double Award and Separate Science will help anyone wishing to study Sciences further at A level, (Biology, Chemistry or Physics). It will lay a good foundation for a career in medicine, nursing, sports science, marine biology, zoology, dentistry, engineering, environmental sciences, computer science, mechanics or astrophysics.

GCSE PHYSICS
What will I learn?

Forces, Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure and Space Physics

How will I be assessed?

Two papers : each paper will assess different topics.

Paper 1 – Energy, Electricity, Particle model of matter and Atomic Structure.

Paper 2 – Forces, Waves, Magnetism and electromagnetism and Space Physics.

Duration: both papers are 1 hour 45mins

Tiers: Foundation and Higher

Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 50% of the grade and has 100 marks available.

Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed short answers and open response.

What resources are used?

VLE: Year/Teacher/Specific pages and links

Electronic textbooks: AQA GCSE Combined Sciences, AQA GCSE Biology, AQA GCSE Chemistry, AQA GCSE Physics

Kerboodle Science: All pupils will have their own access to the link on VLE