Science

Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world. (Louis Pasteur)

Year 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum

Year 7
Year 7Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Unit 1: Safety and skills required for the working practically in science
Autumn HT1Unit 2: How energy is stored and transferred
Autumn HT2Unit 3: Understand how the world is made up of matter
Autumn HT2Unit 4: Cell structure and function of living organisms
Spring HT1Unit 5: The fundamentals of force and motion
Spring HT1Unit 6: Atoms and how they react around us
Spring HT1Unit 7: How the body is organized and how cells become specialized
Spring HT2Unit 8: Properties of elements in the periodic table
Spring HT2Unit 9: How substances are transported throughout the body
Summer HT1Unit 10: Understand uses of acids and alkalis in real life applications
Summer HT1Unit 11: Understand changes that occur in the body and how we create human life
Summer HT2Unit 12: How forces act on the planets within the solar system and how we get seasons and day/night

 

Year 8
Year 8Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Unit 1: Understand the safety and skills required for working practically in science
Autumn HT2Unit 3: How chemical reactions between elements in the periodic table are carried out in everyday life
Autumn HT1Unit 2: The principles of electricity
Autumn HT2Unit 4: How the skeletal system and muscles work together to help protect organs and allow use to move
Spring HT2Unit 5: How magnetic forces can induce an electrical current
Spring HT1Unit 6: How substances that exist in nature can be pure/impure and how we can separate out components of a mixture
Spring HT2Unit 7: The process of gas exchange
Spring HT2Unit 8: How the body digests food to obtain nutrients
Summer HT1Unit 9: How energy travels as waves and how waves are used to produce sound
Summer HT1Unit 10: How energy travels as waves and how waves are used to produce light
Summer HT2Unit 11: The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle

 

Year 9
Year 9Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1Unit 1: The early atmosphere and how the earth has changed over time
Autumn HT1Unit 2: The process of weathering and how rocks can change their formation through the rock cycle
Autumn HT2Unit 3: How speed is measured and how this affects motion
Autumn HT2Unit 4: How the reactivity series was formed and be used to predict metal reactions
Autumn HT2Unit 5: The structure of DNA and how we inherit our characteristics
Spring HT1Unit 6: The theory of evolution through natural selection
Spring HT1Unit 7: How species are independent and interact within an environment
Spring HT1Unit 8: The process of energetics and how it relates to animals and plants
Spring HT2Unit 9: Understand the energy changes in a system before and after such changes.
Spring HT2Unit 10: Understand the Atomic structure and the periodic table
Summer HT1Unit 11: Understand how structural differences between types of cells enables them to perform specific functions within the organism
Summer HT2Unit 11: Understand how structural differences between types of cells enables them to perform specific functions within the organism

 

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