Science

KS3 

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Forces: Speed, gravity

Energy: Energy costs, energy transfers

Matter: Particle model, separating mixtures

Organisms: Movement, cells

Electromagnets: Potential difference and resistance, current

Waves: Sound, light

Genes: Variation, human reproduction

Reactions: Acids and alkalis, metals and non-metals

Ecosystems: Interdependence, plant reproduction

8

Biology: Ecosystems, genes, organisms

Chemistry: Reactions, matter

Physics: Forces, energy and waves, electro-magnets

9

Biology: Cell structure and transport; cell division and tissues; organs and digestive system; organisation in animals and plants

Chemistry: Atomic structure; periodic table; chemical analysis; structure and bonding

Physics: Conservation of energy; energy transfer by heating; energy resources; molecules and matter

 KS4

BIOLOGY

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

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

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Topics 1 – 4: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

2

Topics 5 – 7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

CHEMISTRY

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

  • 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

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Topics 1 – 5: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

2

Topics 6 – 10: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

PHYSICS

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

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

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Topics 1 – 4: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

2

Topics 5 – 8: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics

 

Questions in Paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity

1 hour 45 minutes

50%

TRILOGY SCIENCE

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

  • Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.
  • Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure
  • Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Biology 1
Topics 1 – 4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics

Biology 2
Topics 5 – 7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology

1 hour 15 minutes

 

1 hour 15 minutes

16.7%

 

16.7%

2

Chemistry 1

Topics 8 – 12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes

Chemistry 2

Topics 13 – 17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources

1 hour 15 minutes



 

1 hour 15 minutes

16.7%

 

 

 

 

16.7%

3

Physics 1

Topics 18 – 21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure

Physics 2

Topics 22 – 24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

1 hour 15 minutes

 

 

1 hour 15 minutes

16.7%

 

 

16.7%