Science

Science Key Stage 3

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Topic 1 – Working in the laboratory

Topic 2 - Matter

Topic 3 - Forces

Topic 4 – Cells and reproduction

Topic 5 – Chemical reactions and separation

Topic 6 – Energy resources

Topic 7 – Sound

Topic 8 – Living things

8

Topic 1 - Light

Topic 2 - Microbes

Topic 3 – Elements and the periodic table

Topic 4 – Variation and genetics

Topic 5 – Energy transfer

Topic 6 – Acids, alkalis and salts

Topic 7 – Electricity and magnetism

Topic 8 – Reactivity

Topic 9 – Keeping healthy

Topic 10- Space

Topic 11 –Humans and the environment 

9

Biology

Topic 1 – Keeping healthy

Topic 2 – Coordination and control

Topic 3 – Medicine and drugs

Chemistry

Topic 1 - Fundamentals

Topic 2 – Rocks and building

Topic 3 – Metals

Topic 4 – Individual Skills Assessment (ISA) – practice Science coursework

Physics

Topic 1 – Electricity and light

Topic 2 - Heating 

 

Subject: Biology (AQA)                  

Entry criteria for subject: NA

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geography

Skill/competencies developed

Critical thinking

Problem solving

Practical skills

Analysis

The ability to communicate scientifically

Content (broken down by units):

Unit 1 (25%, written exam)

Keeping Healthy

Nerves and hormones

The use and abuse of drugs

Interdependence and adaptation

Energy and biomass in food chains

Waste materials from plants and animals

Genetic variation and its control

Evolution

Unit 2 (25%, written exam)

Cells and simple cell transport

Tissues, organs and organ systems

Photosynthesis

Organisms and their environment

Proteins- their functions and uses

Aerobic and anaerobic respiration

Cell division and inheritance

Speciation

Unit 3 (25%, written exam)

Movement of molecules in and out of cells

Transport systems in plants and animals

Homeostasis

Humans and their environment

Unit 4 (25%, controlled assessment)

Investigative skills

 

Subject: Chemistry (AQA)                           

Entry criteria for subject: NA

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geography 

Skill/competencies developed

Critical thinking

Problem solving

Practical skills

Analysis

The ability to communicate scientifically 

Content (broken down by units):

Unit 1 (25%, written exam)

Fundamentals

Limestone and building materials

Metals and their uses

Crude oil and fuels

Plant oils

Changes in the Earth and it’s atmosphere

Unit 2 (25%, written exam)

Structure and Bonding

Structure and properties

Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative chemistry

Rates and energy

Acids, bases and salts

Unit 3 (25%, written exam)

Periodic table

Water

Further Energy

Further analysis and quantitative chemistry

Ammonia

Organic chemistry

Unit 4 (25%, controlled assessment)

Investigative skills

 

Subject: Physics (AQA)                  

Entry criteria for subject: NA

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers: 

  • Physics
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Architecture

Skill/competencies developed

Critical thinking

Problem solving

Gathering data to test hypotheses 

Content (broken down by units):

Unit 1 (25%, written exam)

Energy transfer by heating

Using energy

Electrical energy

Generating electricity

Waves

Electromagnetic waves

Unit 2 (25%, written exam)

Motion

Forces

Work, energy and momentum

Current electricity

Mains electricity

Radioactivity

Energy from the nucleus

Unit 3 (25%, written exam)

Medical applications of physics

Using physics to make things work

Using magnetic fields to keep things moving

Unit 4 (25%, controlled assessment)

Investigative skills

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