Science

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Pupils will learn about a number of interesting topics throughout the curriculum on top of the standard chemistry, physics and biology. They will learn about energy and electricity, plants and photosynthesis, gravity and space, habitats and food. Learn about the Science curriculum and how homework is set below:

Year 7

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jun/July
7.1 KPT (6) Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Into Space Energy & Electricity Variety of Life EOY Exams
7.2 NR (6) Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Into Space Energy & Electricity Variety of Life EOY Exams
7.3 NR (6) Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Into Space Energy & Electricity Variety of Life EOY Exams

Terms 1,2,3

Year 7 classes are mixed attainment and pupils have six periods of Science a fortnight. These topics are Kitchen Chemistry, Variety of Life, Into Space, Habitat Explorers and Energy and Electricity.

In term 1 each class covers the topics above for Sep-Dec

In term 2 each class covers the topics above for Jan-April

In term 3 each class covers the topics above for April-July

Homework: Normally Year 7 pupils are set one short piece of homework every week or a longer piece every two weeks. Where a class has two teachers they should be set one piece a fortnight by each teacher.
How to help: KS3 Revision guides will help which are available from bookstores and online. KS3 BBC bitesize and Seneca Learning are also a good revision websites.

 

Year 8

Class Teacher Sep-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Feb-Mar Mar-Apr May-Jun June-July
8.1 NR (2) Lights Camera Action Lights Camera Action LCA/BB Building Blocks Building Blocks Life Life
KPT (5) Food Glorious Food Food Glorious Food New Physics New Physics Earth Science Earth Science/Sports Science Sports Science
8.2 NR (2) Food Glorious Food Food Glorious Food Food Glorious Food Building Blocks Building Blocks Building Blocks Revision
AGP (5) Lights Camera Action Lights Camera Action New Physics New Physics Earth Science Earth Science/Sports Science Sports Science
8.3 NR (7) Lights Camera Action Food Glorious Food Building Blocks Sports Science Earth Science New Physics Life

Units should all last approx 5-6 weeks (EOY Exams around Mid-End June)

Terms 1, 2 and 3

Year 8 classes are mixed attainment and pupils have seven periods of Science a fortnight. The topics covered in Year 8 are Sports Science, Building Blocks, Food Glorious Food, Lights Camera Action,  Earth Science, Life and New Physics.

In term 1 each class covers the topics above for Sep-Dec.

In Term 2 each class covers the topics above for Jan-April.

In term 3 each class covers the topics above for April-July.

Homework: Normally Year 8 pupils are set one short piece of homework every week or a longer piece every two weeks.
How to help: KS3 Revision guides will help which are available from bookstores and online. KS3 BBC bitesize and Seneca Learning are also good revision websites.

 

Year 9

Class Teacher Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 Topic 6
9.1 AGP (6) Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants Energy & Electricity (9/10) Chemistry of the Atmosphere (9/10) Biology GCSE SOW- Ecology (10)
9.2 KPT (6) Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants Energy & Electricity (9/10) Chemistry of the Atmosphere (9/10) Biology GCSE SOW- Ecology (10) + Any Y8 Life
9.3 NR (6) Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants Energy & Electricity (9/10) Chemistry of the Atmosphere (9/10) Biology GCSE SOW- Ecology (10)

Topics 4-6 are GCSE Topics. (EOY Exams around Mid-Rnd June).

Terms 1, 2 and 3

Year 9 pupils are set by ability based on their Year 8 assessments. Year 9 pupils have six periods of Science a fortnight.  The topics covered in Year 9 are Industrial Science,  Mission to Mars, Secret Life of Plants,  Energy & Electricity, Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Ecology.

In term 1 each class covers Industrial Science and moves onto Mission to Mars.

In term 2 each class finishes Mission to Mars and starts Secret Life on Plants (SLOP).

In term 3 each class finishes SLOP and then starts their GCSE Science Units.

Homework: Normally Year 9 pupils are set one piece of homework every week or a longer piece every two weeks.
How to help: KS3 Revision guides will help which are available from bookstores and online. KS3 BBC bitesize and Seneca Learning are also good revision websites.

 

Year 10

Biology 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
10.1 SE Cell Biology Cell Biology/Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics
10.2 SE Cell Biology Cell Biology/Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics
10.3 (Triple) SE Cell Biology Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics


Chemistry 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
10.1 AG Atomic Structure Bonding & Properties Bonding & Properties Quantitative Chemistry Chemical Changes Chemical Changes
10.2 SE Atomic Structure Bonding & Properties Bonding & Properties Quantitative Chemistry Chemical Changes Chemical Changes
10.3 (Triple) AG Atomic Structure Bonding & Properties Quantitative Chemistry Chemical Changes Chemical Changes Energy Changes


Physics 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
10.1 KPT Energy Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Atomic Structure
10.2 AGP Energy Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Atomic Structure
10.3 (Triple) AGP Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Particle Model Atomic Structure

 

Terms 1, 2 and 3

In term 1 each class covers the topics above for Sep-Dec.

In term 2 each class covers the topics above for Jan-April.

In term 3 each class covers the topics above for April-July.

Most Y10 GCSE pupils study AQA Combined Science unless they have chosen triple Science. Pupils have a different teacher for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and have 10 lessons in total every 2 weeks. This is split evenly between the three subjects over the 2 years. At SJS we follow the AQA Trilogy route at GCSE.
Students who have opted to do triple Science study AQA GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and have 5 lessons of Chemistry, 5 lessons of Biology and 5 lessons of Physics every 2 weeks.
Homework: GCSE pupils should have one piece of Biology, Chemistry and Physics homework every 2 weeks, i.e. 3pieces in total every 2 weeks.
How to help: GCSE pupils are loaned a revision guide which is very useful. BBC bitesize and Seneca Learning are useful amongst many other revision tools on the internet. Boardworks Science Powerpoints are also shared with pupils via Google Drive.

 

Year 11

Biology 

Class Teacher Sep Oct/Dec Jan/Feb Feb/Apr May/Jun July
11.1 SE Bioenergetics Homeostasis Inheritance,Variation & Evolution Ecology Revision & Exams N/A
11.2 SE Bioenergetics Homeostasis Inheritance,Variation & Evolution Ecology Revision & Exams N/A
11.3 (Triple) SE Bioenergetics Homeostasis Inheritance,Variation & Evolution Ecology Revision & Exams N/A


Chemistry 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
11.1 AG Chemical & Energy Changes Reaction Rates Organic & Chemical Analysis Using Resources Revision & Exams N/A
11.2 AG Chemical & Energy Changes Reaction Rates Organic & Chemical Analysis Using Resources Revision & Exams N/A
11.3 (Triple) AG Reaction Rates Organic Chemistry Chemical Analysis Using Resources Revision & Exams N/A


Physics 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
11.1 AGP Forces & Motion Waves Magnetism & Electro Magnetism Space Revision & Exams N/A
11.2 KPT/NR Forces & Motion Waves Magnetism & Electro Magnetism Space Revision & Exams N/A
11.3 (Triple) AGP Forces & Motion Waves Magnetism & Electro Magnetism Space Revision & Exams N/A

Terms 1,2 and 3

In term 1 each class covers the topics above for Sep-Dec.

In term 2 each class covers the topics above for Jan-April.

In term 2 each class covers the topics above from April-July.

Most Year 11 GCSE pupils study AQA Combined Science unless they have chosen triple Science. Pupils have a different teacher for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and have 10 lessons in total every 2 weeks.This is split evenly between the three subjects over the 2 years. At SJS we follow the AQA Trilogy route at GCSE.
Students who have opted to do triple Science study AQA GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and have 5 lessons of Chemistry, 5 lessons of Biology and 5 lessons of Physics every 2 weeks.
Homework: GCSE pupils should have one piece of Biology, Chemistry and Physics homework every 2 weeks, i.e. 3 pieces in total every 2 weeks.
How to help: GCSE pupils are loaned a revision guide which is very useful. BBC bitesize and Seneca Learning are useful amongst many other revision tools on the internet. Boardworks Science Powerpoints are also shared with pupils via Google Drive.