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 July
7.1 AG Kitchen Chemistry Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Habitat Explorers Variety of Life Revision & Exams
7.1 AGP Into Space Into Space Energy & Electricity Energy & Electricity Variety of Life Revision & Exams
7.2 SE Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Into Space Energy & Electricity Variety of Life Revision & Exams
7.3 EP Kitchen Chemistry Habitat Explorers Into Space Energy & Electricity Variety of Life Revision & Exams

Terms 1,2,3

Year 7 pupils are set by ability shortly after joining the school. Year 7 pupils have six periods of Science a fortnight. To enable efficient use of resources classes are taught the different topics in rotation and not all at the same time. 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 bitesize is also a good revision tool.

Year 8

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
8.1 KPT Building Blocks Food Glorious Food Lights Camera Action Sports Science Earth Science Revision & Exams
8.2 AG Building Blocks Food Glorious Food Lights Camera Action Sports Science Earth Science Revision & Exams
8.3 EP Building Blocks Food Glorious Food Lights Camera Action Sports Science Earth Science Revision & Exams

Terms 1, 2 and 3

Year 8 pupils are set by ability based on their Year 7 assessments. Year 8 pupils have six periods of Science a fortnight. The topics covered in Year 8 are Building Blocks, Food Glorious Food, Lights Camera Action, Sports Science and Earth Science.
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 bitesize is also a good revision tool.

Year 9

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
9.1 AGP Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants New Physics Life Revision & Exams
9.2 KPT Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants New Physics Life Revision & Exams
9.3 SE Industrial Science Mission to Mars Secret Life of Plants New Physics Life Revision & Exams

Term 1

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,  New Physics & Life.

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 from April-July.

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 bitesize is also a good revision tool.

Year 10

Biology 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
10.1 EP Cell Biology Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics
10.2 EP Cell Biology Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics
10.3 EP Cell Biology Organisation Organisation/Infection & Response Infection & Response Bioenergetics Bioenergetics
10.4 (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 SE 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 SE Atomic Structure Bonding & Properties Bonding & Properties Quantitative Chemistry Chemical Changes Chemical Changes
10.4 (Triple) AG Atomic Structure Bonding & Properties Bonding & Properties Quantitative Chemistry Chemical Changes Chemical 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 KPT Energy Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Atomic Structure
10.3 KPT Energy Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Atomic Structure
10.4 (Triple) AGP Energy Energy Electricity Electricity Particle Model Atomic Structure

 

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 3 lessons of each every 2 weeks i.e. 9 lessons of Science every 2 weeks.  At SJS we follow the 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 4 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. GCSE Bitesize is useful amongst many other revision tools on the internet.

Year 11

Biology 

Class Teacher Sep/Oct Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun July
11.1 EP Bioenergetics Homeostasis Ecology Inheritance,variation & evolution Revision & Exams N/A
11.2 EP Bioenergetics Homeostasis Ecology Inheritance,variation & evolution Revision & Exams N/A
11.3 EP Bioenergetics Homeostasis Ecology Inheritance,variation & evolution Revision & Exams N/A
11.4 (Triple) SE Bioenergetics Homeostasis Ecology Inheritance,variation & evolution 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 AG Chemical & Energy Changes Reaction Rates Organic & Chemical Analysis Using Resources Revision & Exams N/A
11.4 (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 KPT Atomic Structure Waves Forces Magnetism Revision & Exams N/A
11.2 KPT Atomic Structure Waves Forces Magnetism Revision & Exams N/A
11.3 KPT Atomic Structure Waves Forces Magnetism Revision & Exams N/A
11.4 (Triple) AGP Forces Observing Motion Waves Electromagnetism & Space Revision & Exams N/A

 

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 3 lessons of each every 2 weeks i.e. 9 lessons of Science every 2 weeks.  At SJS we follow the 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 4 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. GCSE Bitesize is useful amongst many other revision tools on the internet.