Science

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 7 You will learn about the electricity, energy, the human body, chemical reactions, forces, waves and more.Students will be completing cumulative assessments regularly that will assess them on all of the Science knowledge they have covered so far. They will be graded on these tests.
You will also complete a range of skills based assessments focusing on the main skill areas of science, including modelling, investigating, analysing and evaluating.
Year 8 You will build on topics covered in Year 7 as well as the Periodic Table, forces, magnetism, plants, climate and genetics.Students will be completing cumulative assessments regularly that will assess them on all of the Science knowledge they have covered so far. They will be graded on these tests.
You will also complete a range of skills based assessments focusing on the main skill areas of science, including modelling, investigating, analysing and evaluating.
Year 9You will build on topics covered in Year 7 and Year 8 as well as electromagnetism, digestion, respiration, photosynthesis, evolution and the Earth’s resources.Students will be completing cumulative assessments regularly that will assess them on all of the Science knowledge they have covered so far. They will be graded on these tests.
You will also complete a range of skills based assessments focusing on the main skill areas of science, including modelling, investigating, analysing and evaluating.
Year 10 Most students will be studying the new AQA Trilogy Specification. Students will sit six papers at the end of Y11 (two biology, two chemistry and two physics).
Some pupils will sit AQA separate sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These are worth one GCSE each, assessed with six papers at the end of Y11 (two biology, two chemistry and two physics).
For AQA Trilogy, pupils are assessed in six papers at the end of Y11 (two biology, two chemistry and two physics). Each paper is 1 hour 15 minutes long and counts for 16.7% of the GCSE.
For AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics, pupils are assessed in two papers for each one. Each paper is 1 hour 45 minutes long and counts for 50% of that GCSE.
These options allow students to study science at Post-16 and fulfils the science qualification requirement specified within the EBacc.
Year 11 Most students are studying for two GCSEs in Science. These GCSEs are 2 separate AQA GCSE courses. One of which is called ‘Science A’ and the second GCSE ‘Additional Science’. GCSE Additional Science builds upon the content covered in the GCSE Science A.
Some pupils are studying separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Both GCSEs are assessed via 3 1 hour examinations all of which are sat at the end of Year 11. They contribute towards 75% of the qualification; the final 25% is assessed via in class tests called Controlled Assessments. These options allow students to study science at Post-16 and fulfils the science qualification requirement specified within the EBacc.