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Science

Key Stage 2

Course Content

The principal focus of science teaching in upper Key Stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.

At upper Key Stage 2, they will encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help pupils to understand and predict how the world operates.

Year 5   

  • All living things
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

Year 5 Science Curriculum

 

Year 6

  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity

Throughout Key Stage 2 pupils will learn how to plan and carry out experiments, using a variety of methods, supported by the teacher.

Year 6 Science Curriculum

 

Target Setting and Assessment

In Key Stage 2 pupils are taught in classes.  Pupils sit an end of topic test so that individual targets can be set.

The More Able

In the classroom, work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported and challenged.  We have a wide range of resources available to enable us to do this.

Support

Support is provided and targeted at the students in line with their ability.

Key Stage 3

Course Content  

The Science curriculum is made up of topics in physics, chemistry and biology.  It builds on students’ experience of Science at primary level and provides an excellent preparation for further study at GCSE.  Please see below a brief overview of the topics covered and full curriculum information for each year group is attached.

Year 7

Plants and Animals (cells and reproduction); Chemistry (atoms and chemical reactions); Light and sound waves; Earth and its place in the universe; Forces.

Year 7 Science Curriculum

Year 8

Circuits and electricity; gas and air pressure; effects of lifestyles on the body; organisms; the Earth (structure and atmosphere); metals.

Year 8 Science Curriculum

Year 9

In Year 9 students will follow a skills based curriculum to prepare them for the controlled assessments that have to be completed during their CSE Science course.  Students will also extend their KS3 work in biology, chemistry and physics:

Year 9 Science Curriculum

The more able

In the classroom, work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported and challenged.  We have a wide range of resources available to enable us to do this.

Support

Support is provided and targeted at the students in line with their ability.

Key Stage 4

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