Science

Year 7

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Biology topic: Cells and organisation
    Classification
    Food Chains
  • Biology topic: Ecosystems
    Puberty
    Reproduction
  • Chemistry topic:
    Atoms & Elements
    States of matter
    Chemical reactions and equations
  •  Chemistry topic:
    Energy in reactions
    Acids and Alkalis
    Making salts
  • Physics topic:
    Forces
    Waves and the human ear
  •  Physics topic:
    Light,sound and colour
    Space, Science and the solar system

Year 8

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Chemistry topic:
    Metals and non-metals
    Periodic Table
    Reactions of metals
    Extracting metals
  • Chemistry topic:
    Rock Types
    Rock Cycle
    Weathering and erosion
    Atmosphere and pollution
  • Physics topic:
    Electric Circuits
    Magnetism
    Energy and temperature
    Energy transfers
  • Physics topic: Work, Power and Machines
    Speed and Velocity
    Motion graphs
    Pressure
    Physics of a trebuchet
  • Biology topic:
    Digestive System
    Photosynthesis
    Respiration
    Drugs
  • Biology topic:
    Skeleton
    Adaptation
    Natural selection
    Variation

Year 9

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Skills topics for all areas including
  1. Graphs
  2. Variables
  3. Experimental skills
  • Skills topics for all areas including
  1. Graphs
  2. Variables
  3. Experimental skills
  • Biology – Cells
  • Chemistry – Periodic table
  • Physics – Energy
  • Biology – Cells
  • Chemistry – Periodic table
  • Physics – Energy
  • Biology – Organisation
  • Chemistry – Bonding and structure
  • Physics – Matter
  • Biology – Organisation
  • Chemistry – Bonding and structure
  • Physics – Matter

Year 10 – Curriculum core science and triple

Biology Unit 1 
B 1.1 Keeping Healthy
B 1.2 Nerves and hormones
B 1.3 The use and abuse of drugs
B 1.4 Interdependence and adaptation
B 1.5 Energy and biomass in food chains
B 1.6 Waste materials from plants and animals
B 1.7 Genetic variation and its control
B 1.8 Evolution

Chemistry Unit 1
C 1.1 The fundamental ideas in chemistry
C 1.2 Limestone and building materials
C 1.3 Metals and their uses
C 1.4 C rude oil and fuels
C 1.5 Other useful substances from crude oil
C 1.6 Plant oils and their uses
C 1.7 Changes in the Earth and its atmosphere

Physics Unit 1
P1.1 The transfer of energy by heating processes and the factors that affect the rate at which that energy is transferred
P1.2 Energy and efficiency
P1.3 The usefulness of electrical appliances
P1.4 Methods we use to generate electricity
P1.5 The use of waves for communication and to provide evidence that the universe is expanding

Half Term 1 Core Half Term 2 Core Half Term 3 Core Half Term 4 Core Half Term 5 Core Half Term 6 Core
  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – B3

  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – B3

  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – Controlled Assesment

  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – Controlled Assesment

  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – Controlled Assesment

  • Biology – unit 1
  • Chemistry – unit 1
  • Physics – unit 1

Triple

  • Biology – unit 2
  • Chemistry – unit 2
  • Physics – unit 2

Option Block – Controlled Assesment

Year 11 – Curriculum Additional Science and Triple

Biology Unit 2 
B2.1 Cells and simple cell transport
B 2.2 Tissues, organs and organ systems
B 2.3 Photosynthesis
B 2.4 Organisms and their environment
B 2.5 Proteins – their functions and uses
B 2.6 Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
B 2.7 Cell division and inheritance
B 2.8 Speciation

Chemistry Unit 2
C2.1 Structure and bonding
C2.2 How structure influences the properties and uses of substances
C 2.3 Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative chemistry
C 2.4 Rates of reaction
C 2.5 Exothermic and endothermic reactions
C 2.6 Acids, bases and salts
C 2.7 Electrolysis

Physics Unit 2
P2.1 Forces and their effects
P2.2 The kinetic energy of objects speeding up or slowing down
P2.3 Currents in electrical circuits
P2.4 Using mains electricity safely and the power of electrical appliances
P2.5 What happens when radioactive substances decay, and the uses and dangers of their emissions
P2.6 Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics -Unit 2
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics -Unit 2
  • Additional controlled assesment
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics -Unit 2
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics -Unit 2
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics -Unit 2

Year 11 – Curriculum Triple Science Only

Biology Unit 3
B3.1 Movement of molecules in and out of cells
B 3.2 Transport systems in plants and animals
B 3.3 Homeostasis
B 3.4 Humans and their environment

Chemistry Unit 3
C 3.1 The periodic table
C 3.2 Water
C 3.3 Calculating and explaining energy change
C 3.4 Further analysis and quantitative chemistry
C 3.5 The production of ammonia
C 3.6 Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

Physics Unit 3
P3.1 Medical applications of physics
P3.2 Using physics to make things work
P3.3 Keeping things moving

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Biology – Unit 1 Revision
  • Chemistry – Unit 3
  • Physics – Unit 3
  • Biology – Unit 1/3 Revision
  • Chemistry – Unit 3 Controlled Assesment
  • Physics – Unit 3 Controlled Assesment
  • Chemistry – Unit 3
  • Physics – Unit 3
  • Biology – Unit 3 Revision
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics – Unit 2
  • Biology – Unit 2 Revision
  • Chemistry – Unit 3
  • Physics – Unit 3
  • Biology – Unit 2
  • Chemistry – Unit 2
  • Physics – Unit 2

Triple

  • Biology – Unit 2 Revision
  • Chemistry – Unit 3
  • Physics – Unit 3
  •  N/A