Science

When students first arrive in year 7 the focus is on: working safely in the laboratory; learding how to use equipment correctly and recording observations.

We follow the AQA KS3 science syllabus to build and develop the skills needed for GCSEs. This is a two year course, students start the GCSE science course in year 9.

The topics covered during years 7 and 8 are listed below.

Topic

Year 7

Subtopics

Year 8

Subtopics

Forces

 

Speed

gravity

Forces

Pressure

Electromagnets

 

Voltage  current

 

Electromagnets

Magnets

 

Energy

 

Energy cost  transfer

Work

Heat & cool

Waves

 

sound

 light

Wave effects

Properties

Matter

 

Particles

 

Mixture separation

Periodic table

Elements

Reactions

Metals

Acids

Chemical energy

Reaction types

Earth

 

Structure

Universe

Climate

Resources

Organisms

 

Movement

Cells

Breathing

Digestion

Ecosystem

 

Interdependence

plants

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Genes

 

Variation

Human reproduction

Evolution

Inheritance