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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

 

Key Stage 

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

3

7

Students will experience

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

7.2 How do I use different forms of energy every day?

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

Students will experience

7.2 How do I use different forms of energy every day?

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

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

7.6 What exists beyond Earth and is there energy in space?

Students will experience

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

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

7.6 What exists beyond Earth and is there energy in space? 


 

8

Students will experience

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

8.2 How is energy transferred from one form into another?

8.3 How can the Periodic Table be used by Scientists?

Students will experience

8.2 How is energy transferred from one form into another?

8.3 How can the Periodic Table be used by Scientists?

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

8.6 How can we lead a more sustainable lifestyle?

Students will experience

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

8.5 What effects can forces have on objects?

8.6 How can we lead a more sustainable lifestyle?

9

Students will experience

9.1 Why is it important for cells to have specialised roles?

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

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


 

Students will experience

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

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

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

9.5 How do energy changes occur within a system?

Students will experience

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

9.5 How do energy changes occur within a system?

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

4

10

Students will experience Bonding & Radiation

Organisation

Organic Chemistry Waves 

Magnetism and electromagnetism

Chemical changes

Forces

Bioenergetics 

Infection and response

Ecology

Using resources

Revision

11

Inheritance, evolution & variation

Energy resources revision

Rates of reaction

Quantitative chemistry

Electricity 

Homeostasis 

Using resources 

Revision

Revision

 

 

GCSE Exam: AQA Combined Science 

 

 

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