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KS3

The Program of Study and Key Examination Dates
 

Year 7 topics 2021-22

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
 
 
  1. Cells and the Body
 
A – Cells
 
 
C – Muscles and Bones
 
 
Bio
 
 
18 lessons
 
 
Cells organs and tissues
 
 
 muscles, fitness, skeleton, drugs
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
  1. Energy and Electricity
 
I – Energy
 
 
J – Current Electricity
 
 
Phys
 
 
12 lessons
 
 
Energy, Fuel, Transfers, Resources
 
 
Electricity, Switches, Series/Para
 
 
  1. Reproduction and Ecosystems
 
B – Sexual Reproduction in animals
 
 
D – Ecosystems
 
 
Bio
 
 
14 Lessons
 
 
Organs, pregnancy, gestation, growing
 
 
Variation, adaptations, effects, energy
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
  1. Forces and Space
 
K – Forces
 
 
8L – Space
 
 
Phys
 
 
14 lessons
 
 
Forces, springs, friction, pressure, arrows.
 
 
  1. Investigations
 
Hockey, Meteor, mixture mix up, rusty nails, shark attack, woodlice
 
 
Mixed
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 8 topics 2021-22

 
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
 
 
  1. Combustion and Rocks
 
8E – Combustion
 
 
8H - Rocks
 
 
10 lessons
 
 
Conservation of mass, fuels, safety, pollution
 
 
Types of rock, weathering, erosion
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
  1. Plants and Microbes
 
 
 
 
8B – Plants and their reproduction
 
 
8D – Unicellular Organisms
 
 
12 lessons
 
 
Classification, pollination, dispersal, germination
 
 
Diffusion, Fungi, Bacteria, Protoctists, carbon cycle
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
  1. 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
 
 
Checklist for each Topic
Year 7
 
Useful Revision Resources and Practice Papers
Information, videos and quizzes
 
Self marking revision quizzes
KS3 Science section (set up a free account)
Doc Brown's KS3 SCIENCE QUIZZES

https://docbrown.info/ks3science.htm

KS3 SAT papers