Science

Mrs C Walker Head of Department Walker.C@myton.co.uk
Miss K Stuart Second in Dept/KS4 Coordinator Stuart.K@myton.co.uk
Mr J Benjamin Teacher of Science in Head of Physics Benjamin.J@myton.co.uk
Mrs L Stephenson Teacher of Science and Head of Biology Stephenson.L@myton.co.uk
Mr P Wallis Teacher of Science and Head of Chemistry Wallis.P@myton.co.uk
Mr B Hobbs Teacher of Science & KS3 Coordinator Hobbs.B@myton.co.uk

Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8, and 9  

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum focuses on developing the skills required to become a good scientist, in STEM careers-themed units. Through this, students will also build a solid foundation of core scientific knowledge, ready for them to begin their GCSE studies in Year 10.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn 1

7A: The Chemistry of… 

Elements, compounds and mixtures, separating techniques, water, history of the atom 

Matter
Elements, atoms, compounds, polymers, the periodic table

Organisms
Gas exchange, breathing, drugs, alcohol, smoking, nutrients, food tests, unhealthy diet, digestive system

9A: Forensic Science
DNA, inheritance, variation, mixtures, chromatography, light, microscopes, materials

Autumn 2 

7B: Sports Science  

Cells, organisation, muscles, skeletons, respiration, forces, pressure, centre of mass 

Electromagnets
Magnets and magnetic fields, electromagnets, and their uses

Reactions
Atoms in reactions, combustions, thermal decomposition, exothermic and endothermic reactions, energy is reactions

9B: Nasa
Day/night/seasons/years, planets, forces, satellites, stars, big bang

Spring 1 

7C: Stage and Screen 

Sound and light, speakers, electromagnets, circuits 

Earth
Global warming, carbon cycle, climate change, extracting metals, recycling

Forces
Friction and drag, squashing and stretching, turning and pressure

9C: Medicine
Heath, disease, pathogens, defence, vaccines, cells and cancer, treatments, genetics, x rays, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine

Spring 2

7D: Transport and Travel 

Speed and acceleration, motion graphs, fuels, material 

Energy
Work, energy, and machines

Ecosystems
Respiration, biotechnology, photosynthesis, leaves, plant minerals

9D: Science of Buildings
Limestone, cement, polymers, insulation, glues, bonding, moments.

Summer 1 

7E: Zoology  

Feeding relationships, interdependence, adaptations, classification, threats and conservation, research project and presentation on their favourite animal

Genes
Natural selection, Darwin, inheritance, DNA, extinction

Waves
Sound, water, radiation, modelling waves

9E: Saving the planet
Pollution, carbon footprint, plastics, recycling, indicator species, fisheries, sustainability, activism

Summer 2

7F: Science reporter 

Different ways that Science is reported and presented, Science in the news topical lessons, reliable sources, presenting data 

Investigation Skills
Variables, methods tables, graphs, conclusions, evaluation, precision, validity, averages, anomalies
9F: Passport to GCSE
Securing key working scientifically and maths skills
Command words
Key vocabulary

Key Stage 4

Years 10 and 11 Combined Science

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Bioenergetics

Atmosphere

Waves 1

Atomic Structure 1

Bioenergetics

Atmosphere

Chemical changes

Reactivity

Atomic structure 1

Autumn 2

Homeostasis and response

Electrolysis

Forces 2

Energy 2

Homeostasis and response

Electrolysis quantitative

Forces 2

Energy 2

Spring 1

Inheritance variation and evolution

Quantitative chemistry

Inheritance variation and evolution

Rates of reaction

Organic chemistry

Particle model

Atomic structure 2

Spring 2

Rates of reaction

Particle model

Atomic structure 2

Ecology

Energy changes

Chemical analysis

Forces and motion 2

Electricity 2

Magnetism & electromagnetism

Summer 1

Recap and retrieval of…
B1 – Cell Biology
B2 – Organisation

Recap and retrieval of…
C1a-Atomic structure
C1b-Periodic Table
C2-Bonding

Recap and retrieval of…
P1 Forces
P2 Energy
P3 Electricity

Recap and retrieval of…
B1 – Cell Biology
B2 – Organisation

Recap and retrieval of…
C1a-Atomic structure
C1b-Periodic Table
C2-Bonding

Recap and retrieval of…
P1 Forces
P2 Energy
P3 Electricity

Summer 2

Recap and retrieval of…
B3 – Infection and Response
B4 – Bioenergetics
B5 – Homeostasis and Response

Recap and retrieval of…
C3-Atmospshere
C4a-Reactivity
C4b-Electrolysis
C5-Quantitative Chemistry
C6-Rates of reaction

Recap and retrieval of…
Waves 1
Atom Structure 1
Energy 2
Forces 2
Particle Model
Atom Structure 2

Years 10 and 11 Triple Science

Biology

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and response

Inheritance variation and evolution

Autumn 2

Homeostasis and response continued Ecology

Spring 1

Inheritance variation and evolution Revision

Spring 2

Inheritance variation and evolution Revision

Summer 1

Recap and revision Revision

Summer 2

Recap and revision

Chemistry

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Atmosphere

Reactivity

Organic chemistry

Autumn 2

Electrolysis Energy changes

Spring 1

Quantitative chemistry Chemical analysis

Spring 2

Rates of reaction Earth’s resources

Summer 1

Rates of reaction continued Revision

Summer 2

Revision

Physics

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Waves 1

Atomic structure

Inheritance variation and evolution

Autumn 2

Atomic structure continued

Forces 2

Electricity 2

Spring 1

Energy 2 Magnetism and electromagnetism

Spring 2

Particle model

Atomic structure 2

Waves 2

Space

Summer 1

Atomic structure 2 continued

Forces and motion

Revision

Summer 2

Forces and motion continued Revision

REVISION

Key Stage 3

We recommend the use of BBC Bitesize and SAM Learning. Students should use their exercise book to see which material is relevant and seek help from their teachers if needed.

Key Stage 4

On the HAP (under ‘Permanent Resources’ then ‘Science’ then ‘AQA GCSE’ are both revision booklets and homework booklets. Students have access to the textbooks via Kerboodle and combined revision guides and workbooks are available from the LRC. SAM Learning is also a worthwhile revision resource.

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Biology A Level

Chemistry A Level

Physics A Level

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