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Science

Intent

The science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Year 7

  

Introduction to Science

Biology (cells, body systems, digestion and disease)   

            

Chemistry (particles, the periodic table and separating techniques)    

           

Physics (energy types, generating and using electricity)  

 

          Year 8 
  

Biology (cells, DNA and reproduction)

 

The rock cycle and chemistry of Earth materials  Physics (types of forces, motion and application of forces)
            

Year 9

            

 

            

Combined: CB1: Key Concepts in Biology CC1: States of Matter CC2: Methods of Separating and Purifying Substances CP1: Motion CB2: Cells and Control Biology: SB1: Key Concepts In Biology

Chemistry: SC1: States of Matter SC2: Methods of Separating and Purifying Substances SC3: Atomic Structure SC4: The Periodic Table

Physics: SP1: Motion SP2: Forces and Motion

       

 

            

Combined: CB2: Cells and Control CC3: Atomic Structure CC4: The Periodic Table CP2: Forces and Motion

Biology: SB2: Cells and Control Chemistry: CC567: Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Types of Substances Physics: SP2: Forces and Motion SP3: Conservation of Energy

SP4: Waves

 

            

Combined: CP2: Forces and Motion CC567: Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Types of Substances CB3: Genetics Biology SB3: Genetics Chemistry: SC8: Acids and Alkali SC9: Calculations involving Masses Physics: SP4: Waves

SP5: Lights and the Electromagnetic Spectrum SP6: Radioactivity     

 

            
            

Year 10

            

 

            

Combined: CB3: Genetics CP3: Conservation of Energy C8: Acids and Alkali B4: Natural Selection and Genetic Modification P4/P5: Waves/ light and the electromagnetic Spectrum

Biology: B4: Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

Chemistry: C10: Electrolytic Processes C11: Obtaining and Using Metals C12: Reversible reactions and Equilibria C13: Transition Metals, Alloys and Corrosion Physics: SP6: Radioactivity

Combined: P5: Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum C9: Calculations Involving Masses C10: Electrolytic Processes C11: Obtaining and Using Metals C12: Reversible Reactions and Equilibria B5: Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines

Biology: B5: Health Disease and the Development of Medicine

Chemistry: C14: Quantitative Analysis C15: Dynamic Equilibria, Calculations Involving Volumes of Gases C15: Chemical Cells and Fuel Cells Physics: SP7: Astronomy

Combined: P6: Radioactivity B8: Exchange and Transport in Animals P7/P8: Energy- Forces doing work/ Forces and their effects B9: Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Biology: B6: Plant Structures and the Functions

Chemistry: C17: Groups in the Periodic Table C18: Rates of Reaction C19: Heat Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions Physics: SP8: Energy- Forces doing work SP9: Forces and their effects SP10: Electricity

            

Year 11

            

 

            

Combined: CP9: Electricity and Circuits

CP10/ CP11: Magnetism and the motor effect/ Electromagnetic Inductions CC8: Acids and Alkali B5: Health and Disease

Biology: B7: Animal Coordination, Control and Hormones B8: Exchange and Transport in Animals

Chemistry: C20: Fuels C21: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences C22: Hydrocarbons

Physics: SP10 Electricity SP11 Static Electricity SP12: Magnetism and the Motor Effect

Combined: C10: Electrolytic Processes C11: Obtaining and Using Metals

C12: Reversible Reactions and Equilibria CP12: Particle Model CP13: Forces and Matter B7: Animal co-ordination, control and homeostasis Biology: B9: Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Chemistry: C23: Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids C24: Polymers C25: Qualitative Analysis: Tests for Ions C26: Bulk and surface properties of matter including Nanoparticles

Physics SP13: Electromagnetic Induction SP14: Particle Model SP15: Forces and Matter

 

Impact

To have shaped young minds to: · be methodical in their approach to science and the wider world · apply their scientific knowledge to help solve challenges (scientific or otherwise) · ask questions about the world around them · understand the uses and implications of science, today and in the future.