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Science

We follow the Activate scheme of work covering topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 

Year 9 Investigation
Year 8 Topic
Term 5 & 6 Investigations
Term 5 & 6 Investigations
Term 5 & 6 Ecosystems and processes
Term 3 & 4 Reproduction
Term 3 & 4 Sound
Term 3 & 4 Separations techniques
Term 1 & 2 Science investigation + safety
Term 1 & 2 Investigation

 

Term 1 & 2 Electricity and magnetism
  Cells
  Particles and their behaviour
  Space
  Acids and alkalis
  Forces
  Elements, atoms and compounds
  End of year test
   
  Structure and function of body systems

 

Reactions
  Periodic table
  Metals and acids
  Health and lifestyles
  Light
  End of year test
   
  Topic
  The Earth
  Adatations and inheritance

 

Motion and pressure
  Investigations
  Energy
  End of year test

 

Each topic is followed by a test to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

 

Extra-curricular activities

Science club every Thursday

STEM activities workshop

 

Useful web sites

ey Stage 4

We follow the AQA Separate Sciences schemes of work.

Subject content – Triple Science (2018 first examination)

 

Biology

 

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

 

Chemistry

 

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

 

Physics

 

  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Space physics

 

Assessment

Each half-term a test is used to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

 

Combined Science

A vast majority of our cohort follow the AQA Combined Science: Trilogy scheme of work.

 

Subject content – Combined Science: Trilogy (2018 first examination)

 

Biology

 

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

 

Chemistry

 

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

 

Physics

 

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

Assessment

Each half-term a test is used to assess what the students have learnt and ensure relevant feedback for improvement.

Key Contacts

 

Subject Leader:

 

Mr James McNeill:       jmcneill@st-edmunds-dover.kent.sch.uk

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