Curriculum

Year 7

September to December (To be assessed in the January exam)

  • Scientific Skills
  • Biology:
    • Cells and organisms
  • Chemistry:
    • Solids, liquids and gases
    • The particle model
    • Physical changes
  • Physics:
    • Forces

December to May (To be assessed in the May exam)

  • Biology:
    • Reproduction
  • Chemistry:
    • Chemical reactions
    • Acids and Alkalis
  • Physics:
    • Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
    • How forces lead to motion

May to July (to be assessed in the Year 8 January exam)

  • Data analysis
  • Biology:
    • Plants
    • Variation
  • Physics:
    • Waves
    • Light
    • Sound

Year 8

September to December (To be examined in January)

  • Scientific Skills
  • Biology:
    • Ecosystems
  • Chemistry:
    • Atoms
    • Elements
    • Compounds
  • Physics:
    • Heat and energy
    • Light and Sound

January to May (To be examined in June)

  • Biology:
    • The skeleton
    • Muscles
    • Nutrition and Digestion
    • Gas exchange in humans
    • Cellular respiration
    • Health
    • Drugs
  • Chemistry:
    • Chemical reactions
    • Chemical formula and equations
    • Reactions of metals
    • The Periodic table
  • Physics:
    • Describing motion and moments
    • Speed-time and distance-time graphs
    • Electricity
    • Magnetism
    • Pressure

May to July (To be examined in June)

  • Data analysis
  • Biology:
    • Inheritance
    • Genetics
  • Chemistry:
    • The Earth
    • Rocks
    • The atmosphere
    • Materials

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM (To be examined in NOVEMBER)

  • Biology:
    • Cell biology
    • Cell transport
    • Enzymes and Digestion
  • Chemistry:
    • Atomic structure
    • The Periodic table
    • Chemical bonds - Covalent, Ionic and Metalic
  • Physics:
    • Energy
    • National and Global energy resources
    • Particles

SPRING TERM (To be examined in JUNE)

  • Biology:
    • Plant organisation
    • Plant diseases and hormones
    • The Nervous system
    • The Endocrine system
    • Reproduction
  • Chemistry:
    • Bonding and structure
    • Reactivity of metals
    • Reactions of acids
  • Physics:
    • Forces in balance
    • Applied forces

SUMMER TERM (To be examined in JUNE)

  • Biology:
    • Variation
    • Evolution
    • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Chemistry:
    • Chemistry of the atmosphere
    • Using resources
  • Physics:
    • Forces and motion
    • Electricity

Year 10

AUTUMN TERM (To be examined in JANUARY)

  • Biology:
    • DNA and inheritance
    • The heart
    • Health
  • Chemistry:
    • Carbon compounds
    • Purity, formulations and chromatography
    • Rates of reaction
    • Quantitative chemistry
  • Physics:
    • Momentum and braking
    • Waves

SPRING TERM (To be examined in JUNE)

  • Biology:
    • Diseases
    • Fighting diseases
  • Chemistry:
    • Quantitative chemistry
    • Electrolysis
  • Physics:
    • Nuclear physics

SUMMER TERM (To be examined in JUNE)

  • Biology:
    • Photosynthesis
    • Respiration
    • Homeostasis
    • Enzymes and digestion
  • Chemistry:
    • Endothermic and exothermic reactions
    • Fuel cells
  • Physics:
    • Electricity
    • Fields and Electromagnetism

YEAR 11

Students will continue to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Key Stage 5

Students will be able to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A Level.

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