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Year 7

Overview 

Year 1 of a two year KS3 Science Syllabus

EXAM BOARD: AQA

This two year foundation course leads seamlessly into on to a three year GCSE Science Course. In year 9 all students follow the AQA Science Combined Trilogy GCSE, specification number 8464. In year 10 & 11 students will either continue with this course or elect to take the three sciences individually within their options.

YEAR 7

 

 Units

 Assessment

 Homework

 Autumn

Skills

Introduction to laboratory equipment, working scientifically and working safely.

End of Unit test

 

Cells

Introduction to plant and animal cells, specialised cells, diffusion & unicellular organisms.

End of Unit Test

Literacy task and Spellings

Making a model cell/ broadsheet

Particles

An introduction to states of matter, elements, mixtures and compounds and separation techniques.

End of Unit Test

Context Question and Spellings

 

Context question/ Broadsheet

Space

An introduction to our solar system, the Earth in the solar system and the moon.

End of Unit Test

Spellings

 

End of term test

 

Phases of the moon diary/ broadsheet

 Spring

Body systems

An introduction to cells, tissues & organs, the respiratory system, the skeleton and movement.

End of Unit Test

Literacy task and Spellings

Literacy Task/ Broadsheet

Sound & light

An introduction to waves, hearing, echoes & ultrasound, reflection, refraction, sight & colour

End of Unit Test

Context Question and Spellings

Context question/ Broadsheet

The Earth

An introduction to the Earth & its atmosphere. The rock cycle, recycling useful resources, the carbon cycle and climate change.

End of Unit Test

Literacy task and Spellings

End of term test

Rock Cycle/ broadsheet

 Summer

The periodic table

An introduction to the periodic table and key groups, atoms, elements and chemical formulae.

End of Unit Test

Literacy task and Spellings

 

Year 7 exam

Literacy Task/ Broadsheet

Energy

An introduction to food & fuels, energy transfers, energy resources and energy & work calculations

End of Unit Test

Context Question and Spellings

Broadsheet and end of year exam revision

Plants

An introduction to plant structure, plant reproduction, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, ecosystems, food chains & webs.

End of Unit Test

Literacy task and Spellings

Literacy Task/ Broadsheet