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KS3:

Year 7

Students will study a broad spectrum of topics from biology, physics and chemistry including the structure and function of Cells; Eating, drinking and breathing; Mixing, dissolving and separating a variety of chemical substances; Elements, compounds and their reactions; Forces and their effects; Energy transfers and sound.

Main Textbook: Collins Key stage 3 science book 1 isbn 978-0-00-750581-4

 

Year 8

Students will build on their experiences in year 7 and study getting the energy their bodies need; Looking at plants and ecosystems; Explaining physical changes; Explaining chemical changes; Exploring contact and non-contact forces and they will study Magnetism & electricity.

Main Textbook: Collins Key stage 3 science book 2 isbn 978-0-00-754021-1

 

Year 9

Students will consolidate their studies and prepare for their GCSE coursework. They will learn about variation in species for survival; Our health and the effects of drugs; getting useful materials from raw materials; Using our Earth sustainably; Motion on Earth and in space and Waves and energy transfers.

Main Textbook: Collins Key stage 3 science book 3 isbn 978-0-00-754023-5

 

 

KS4:

Year 10 (first year GCSE)

Students will study a recommended series of topics from biology, physics and chemistry including Classification, Energy Flow & Recycling. Interdependence Natural selection & Adaptations; Population and pollution; Sustainability. The structure of the Earth & Construction materials; Metals and alloys; Making cars; Manufacturing chemicals in particular making ammonia, Acids and bases and their uses; Fertilisers and crop yields; Chemicals from the sea: the chemistry of sodium chloride. Collecting energy from the Sun; Generating electricity; Global warming; Fuels for power; Nuclear radiations and Exploring our Solar System, including threats to Earth and The Big Bang.

Main Textbook Collins GCSE Science, Science B isbn 978-0-00-741537-3

 

Year 11 (second year GCSE)

Students will build on their studies during year 10, complete a practical assessment and develop their knowledge leading to their exams in May/ June. Topic covered will include Fitness and health; Human health and diet; Staying healthy; The nervous system; Drugs and you; Staying in balance; Controlling plant growth; Variation and inheritance. Making crude oil useful; Using carbon fuels; Clean air; Making polymers; Designer polymers; Cooking and food additives; Smells; Paints and pigments. Heating houses & Keeping homes warm; A spectrum of waves; Light and lasers; Cooking and communicating using waves; Data transmission; Wireless signals; Stable Earth

Main Textbook Collins GCSE Science, Science B isbn 978-0-00-741537-3

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