Science

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, years 7-9 have three hours of science per week.

Our AQA GCSE specifications describe content and processes that students need to demonstrate competence in. These areas are developed in the AQA KS3 science syllabus so that students enter Key Stage 4 (KS4) with a level of proficiency.

Each year group is set, based on continuous and end of year assessment.

AQA KS3 Science

Topics Studied at Key Stage 3
Term Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Speed

Voltage and resistance

Energy cost

Sound

Particle model

Acids and alkali

 

Universe

Cells

Plant reproduction

Human reproduction

Contact forces

Electromagnets

 

Heating and cooling

Wave properties

Elements

Types of reaction

Earth resources

Digestion

 

Spring Earth structure

Movement

Interdependence

Variation

Gravity

Current

Work

Wave effects

Periodic table

Chemical energy

Climate

Breathing

Photosynthesis

Inheritance

AQA GCSE

Summer Energy transfers

Light

Separating mixtures

Metals and non-metals

 

Respiration

Evolution

Pressure

Magnetism

AQA GCSE

Key Stage 4

At KS4 pupils learn about a wider range of scientific ideas and consider them in greater depth, laying the foundations for further study.

They explore how technological advances relate to the scientific ideas underpinning them.

They consider the power and limitations of science in addressing industrial, ethical and environmental issues, and how different groups have different views about the role of science.

They communicate their ideas clearly and precisely in a variety of ways.

They see how scientists work together to develop new ideas, how new theories may, at first, give rise to controversy and how social and cultural contexts may affect the extent to which theories are accepted.

AQA GCSE Biology (8461)

AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462)

AQA GCSE Physics (8463)

AQA GCSE Trilogy (8464)

YEAR 10 AQA GCSE SCIENCE
Term AQA TRILOGY TRIPLE SCIENCE
Autumn Cell Biology

Organisation

Infection and response

Atomic structure and the periodic table

Bonding, structure and the properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical change

Cell Biology

Organisation

Atomic structure and the periodic table

Bonding, structure and the properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Energy

Electricity

Spring Rate and extent of chemical reactions

Organic chemistry

Chemical analysis

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and response

Inheritance, variation and response

Chemical change

Energy change

Rate and extent of chemical reactions

Particle model of matter

Atomic structure

Infection and response

Bioenergetics

Summer Homeostasis and response

Organic chemistry

Forces

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Using resources

Ecology

 

YEAR 11 EDEXCEL GCSE SCIENCE

Edexcel Biology

Edexcel Chemistry

Edexcel Physics

Edexcel Additional Science

Term ADDITIONAL SCIENCE TRIPLE SCIENCE
Autumn  

P2 Physics for your future

Additional Science CAU

B3 Using biology

C3 Chemistry in action

P3 Applications of physics

Physics CAU

Spring B2 The components of life – revision

C2 Discovering chemistry – revision

B2 The components of life – revision

B3 Using biology – revision

C2 Discovering chemistry – revision

C3 Chemistry in action – revision

P2 Physics for your future – revision

P3 Applications of physics – revision

Summer B1 Influences on life – revision

C1 Chemistry in our world – revision

P1 Universal Physics – revision

Exams

B1 Influences on life – revision

C1 Chemistry in our world – revision

P1 Universal Physics – revision

Exams

Key Stage 5

The aims and objectives of the Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are to enable students to develop:

● essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.

● demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.

● competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills.

● interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.

● understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

 

Edexcel GCE Biology A (Salters-Nuffield – 9BN0)

OCR GCE Chemistry B (Salters – H433)

Edexcel GCE Physics (9PH0)

YEAR 12
Term BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS
Autumn Lifestyle, health and risks

Genes and health

Elements of life

Developing fuels

Working as a physicist

Mechanics

Electric current

Materials

Spring Voice of genome

Biodiversity and natural resources

Elements from the sea

The ozone story

Materials

Waves and the particle nature of light

Summer What’s in a medicine?

 

YEAR 13
Term BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS
Autumn On the wild side

Infection, immunity and forensics

The thread of life

Polymers by design

What’s in a medicine?

The steel story

 

Physics on the move
Spring Run for your life

Grey matter

 

Aspects of agriculture

Colour by design

The oceans

Designing a medicine

 

Physics from creation to collapse

 

Summer

Contacts

 

Mr S Miah

Curriculum Leader for Science

s.miah@stbons.org

 

Mr M Adenekan

Assistant Curriculum Leader – Key Stage 5 Coordinator

m.adenekan@stbons.org

 

Miss N Mahendran

Assistant Curriculum Leader – Key Stage 4 Coordinator

n.mahendran@stbons.org