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Science

Throughout Year 7 and Year 8 the Science Department aims to help students develop their practical enquiry skills. Students will learn how to answer scientific questions through experimentation.

They will have the opportunity to plan experiments, collect data, analyse and evaluate this data to reach considered conclusions.

In Year 9 students will commence the GCSE Science (Core) course. The topics listed below for Year 9 will be studied in rotation. You can find out more information about the topics covered in Year 9 on the Combined Science page.

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
Autumn Term
 
  • Energy
  • Digestion
  • Particles and Reactions
  • Motion
  • Gas Exchange

There is a test after every three units (one every half term)

Autumn Term
 
  • Energy
  • Digestion
  • Particles and Reactions
  • Motion
  • Gas Exchange
  • Particles and Compounds

There is a test after every unit

Autumn Term
 
  • Chemistry - Part 1
  • Biology - Part 1
  • Physics - Part 1 and Part 2

There is a test after every unit

Spring Term
 
  • Particles and Compounds
  • Electricity
  • Reproduction
  • Space
  • Inheritance
  • Periodic Tables and Materials

There is a test after every three units (one every half term)

Spring Term
 
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Reproduction
  • Inheritance
  • Periodic Tables and Materials
  • Practical Chemistry and the Earth

There is a test after every unit

Spring Term
 
  • Chemistry - Part 2 and Part 3
  • Physics - Part 3
  • Biology - Part 2

There is a test after every unit

Summer Term
 
  • Practical Chemistry and the Earth
  • Waves
  • Cells
  • Ecosystems
  • End of Year exams

There is a test after every three units (one every half term)         

Summer Term
 
  • Cells
  • Ecosystems
  • Murder Mystery
  • End of Year Test

There is a test after every unit

                                           

Summer Term
 
  • Biology - Part 3
  • Chemistry - Part 4
  • Physics - Part 4

There is a test after every unit

Assessment in Key Stage 3 Science

Students’ progress in Science is assessed in the following way:

  • End of term exam-style assessments
  • In topic tasks done in lessons or as homework
  • In topic core practicals
  • End of year tests

Staff Contact
Mrs A Driver - adriver@oxtedschool.co.uk