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Science

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie

 

Science IS...

Science is the study of the natural world as well as the behaviour and interaction of natural things. Through understanding the scientific method students learn how to observe, question and investigate the world around them. We create curious students who love learning, through an onus on discovery in lessons and therefore our students relish in partaking in a quest for knowledge. 

Science allows our students to form educated opinions based on scientific theories which allows them to both question and explain their experience of the world. This empowers our students to make informed decisions about their bodies as science allows students to piece together and begin to understand the world, how it has changed and how it continues to change, as well as the role humans play.

 

SEQUENCE OF LEARNING

 

KS

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

3

7

7.1 MY BODY 

What is my body made of and why is it different to other organisms?

7.2 ENERGY

How do I use different forms of energy every day?

7.3 THE PERIODIC TABLE

How can we use practical investigations to compare physical and chemical properties?

7.4 LIFE FUNCTIONS 

How are organisms organised to allow them to carry out basic life functions?

7.5 STATES OF MATTER

Why do solids, liquids and gases behave differently and how can we use this knowledge to separate mixtures?

7.6 SPACE 

What exists beyond Earth and is there energy in space?

8

8.1 BODY FUNCTIONS

How does my body absorb and use the raw materials that I need to stay alive?

8.2 ENERGY TRANSFERS

How is energy transferred from one form into another?

8.3 THE PERIODIC TABLE 

How can the Periodic Table be used by Scientists?

8.4ECOSYSTEMS 

How are organisms arranged in an ecosystem and how do their adaptations allow them to survive?

8.5 FORCES

What effects can forces have on objects?

8.6 SUSTAINABILITY 

How can we lead a more sustainable lifestyle?

9

9.1 SPECIALISATION 

Why is it important for cells to have specialised roles?

9.2 REACTIVITY

What happens during a chemical reaction and why do some elements react differently to each other?

9.3 ENERGY SOURCES

How can we use our knowledge of energy to compare energy resources, make predictions about energy consumption and measure energy efficiency?

9.4 CELL TRANSPORT

How do particles move and how do animals and plants use this for transport?

9.5 ENERGY CHANGES

How do energy changes occur within a system?

9.6 EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE 

How has the Earth's atmosphere evolved over time and what effect has this had on the Earth's ecosystems? 

4

10

Bonding

Atomic structure - Radiation

Organisation

Organic chemistry

Waves

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Forces
Chemical changes

Bioenergetics

Infection and response

Ecology

11

Inheritance, evolution and DNA 

Using resources 
Chemistry of the atmosphere  

Rates of reaction 

Quantitative Chemistry 

Homeostasis

Electricity 

Revision 

   

GCSE Exam: AQA Combined Science 

 

 

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