KS3

The Program of Study and Key Examination Dates
Year 7, Autumn term
1. Safety Safety in the lab 9 lessons Safety in the lab/ using equipment see the scheme of work for details
2. Cells and the Body A – Cells
 
 
C – Muscles and Bones
Bio
 
 
18 lessons
Cells organs and tissues
 
 
Muscles, fitness, skeleton, drugs
3. Particle Model and Separation G – The particle Model
 
 
E – Mixtures and Separation
Chem
 
 
14 lessons
SLG, Movement of particles
 
 
Mixtures and separation

 

Year 7, Spring term
4. Energy and Electricity I – Energy
 
 
J – Current Electricity
Phys
 
 
12 lessons
Energy, Fuel, Transfers, Resources
 
 
Electricity, Switches, Series/Para
5. Reproduction and Ecosystems B – Sexual Reproduction in animals
 
 
D – Ecosystems
Bio
 
 
14 Lessons
Organs, pregnancy, gestation, growing
 
 
Variation, adaptations, effects, energy
6. Acids and Elements F – Acids and Alkalis
 
 
H – Atoms, elements and molecules
Chem
 
 
10 lessons
Indicators, acidity, neutralisation, danger
 
 
Air, earth, metals/non, compounds, reactions

 

Year 7, Summer term
7. Forces and Space K – Forces
 
 
8L – Space
Phys
 
 
14 lessons
Forces, springs, friction, pressure, arrows.
8. Investigations Hockey, Meteor, mixture mix up, rusty nails, shark attack, woodlice Mixed  
Year 8, Autumn term

1. Food and Breathing

 
8A – Food and Nutrition
 
 
8C – Breathing and respiration
 
 
15 lessons
 
 
Diet, Digestive system, enzymes, Digestion
 
 
Breathing system, gas exchange,  anaerobic and aerobic, performance
 
 

2. Combustion and Rocks

 
8E – Combustion
 
 
8H - Rocks
 
 
10 lessons
 
 
Conservation of mass, fuels, safety, pollution
 
 
Types of rock, weathering, erosion
 
 

3. Sound and Light

 
7L – Sound
 
 
8J – Lights
 
 
11 lessons
 
 
Waves, travelling through different media, speed, hearing, the ear
 
 
Reflection, refraction, colour, lenses

 

Year 8, Spring term

4. Plants and Microbes

 
 
 
 
8B – Plants and their reproduction
 
 
8D – Unicellular Organisms
 
 
12 lessons
 
 
Classification, pollination, dispersal, germination
 
 
Diffusion, Fungi, Bacteria, Protoctists, carbon cycle
 
 

5. Metals and the Periodic Table

 
8G – Metals and their uses
 
 
8F – The periodic table
 
 
12 lessons
 
 
Properties, corrosion, reaction with water and acid, alloys
 
 
Dalton, Mendeleev, trends, the atom
 
 

6. Fluids and Energy

 
8I – Fluids
 
 
8K – Energy Transfers
 
 
11 lessons
 
 
Particle model, pressure, drag, floating/sinking
 
 
Heating, insulation, power, efficiency, paying for energy

 

Year 8, Summer term

7. Investigations

Bungee, burning candles, cupcake, huddling, lava flow, shipwrecked
 
 
Mixed
 
 
 
 

Please note, students may not complete units in the order above due to teaching group rotations.
 
PPEs will take place after Easter: 19th-22nd April 2022

 

Year 7 Curriculum Plan (Autumn Term)
 
Year 8 Curriculum Plan (Autumn Term)

 

Checklist for each Topic


Year 7

Year 8

Useful Revision Resources and Practice Papers

Information, videos and quizzes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p

Self marking revision quizzes
https://gradegorilla.com/KS3-physics-revision-questions.php

KS3 Science section (set up a free account)
https://senecalearning.com

Doc Brown's KS3 SCIENCE QUIZZES
https://docbrown.info/ks3science.htm

KS3 SAT papers
http://www.satspapers.org/KS3%20sats%20Y9%20science.htm