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Term

Year 7

Year 8

1

The Human Body

Joule Island

2

Is electricity our best discovery?

Do storks deliver babies?

How to catch a criminal

3

Do we really need zoo’s?

What makes us work?

4

3rd rock from the sun

Forces

5

Can we make gold?

Can you see and hear me?

STEM project

A world without bees

STEM project

 

 

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

Term 1

 

Unit 1: Transition Unit

 

 

Unit 1: Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Unit 2: Plant Structure and Graph Skills

Unit 3: Earth and Atmospheric Processes

 

Biology 1:

Controlled Assessment

Term 2

 

Unit 2: Motion

 

Unit 4: Conservation of Energy

Unit 5: Forces and Matter

Physics 1:

 

Chemistry 1:

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Term 3

 

Unit 2: Cells and Control

 

Unit 6: Ionic, Covalent and Metallic Substances

Unit 7: Acids and Obtaining Metals

 

Biology 2:

 

Physics 2:

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Term 4

 

Unit 3: Separating Substances

Unit 4: Health and disease

 

Unit 8: Waves

Unit 9: EM Spectrum and Light

Unit 10: Rates of Reaction and Enzyme Activity

Unit 11: Natural Selection and GM

 

Controlled Assessment

Chemistry 2:

Revision

Term 5

 

Unit 5: Electricity

Unit 6: Investigations

End of year test

Unit 12: Genetics

Unit 13: Particle Model and Radioactivity

End of year test

 

 

Course Information for KS5 Science Courses

A Level Biology

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Module 2: Foundation in Biology

Chapter 2 - Basic components of living systems

Chapter 3 - Biological Molecules

Chapter 4 - Enzymes

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

Chapter 13 - Neuronal Communication

Chapter 14 - Hormonal Communication

Chapter 16 - Plant responses

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Chapter 23 - Ecosystems

2

Module 2: Foundation in Biology

Chapter 5 - Plasma Membranes

Chapter 6 - Cell Division

Module 3: Exchange and Transport

Chapter 7 - Exchanges surfaces and breathing

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

Chapter 15 – Homeostasis

Chapter 17 - Energy for Biological Processes

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Chapter 23 – Ecosystems

Chapter 24 - Populations and sustainability

3

Module 3: Exchange and Transport

Chapter 8 - Transport in animals

Chapter 9 - Transport in plants

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

Chapter 17 - Energy for Biological Processes

Chapter 18 – Respiration

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Chapter 19 - Genetics of living systems

Chapter 20 - Patterns of inheritance and variation

4

Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease

Chapter 10 - Classification and Evolution

Chapter 11 - Biodiversity

Chapter 12 - Communicable diseases

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

Chapter 21 - Manipulating genomes

Chapter 22 - Cloning and biotechnology

5

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

13 - Neuronal Communication

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

All KS5 Science students are expected to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week, per A Level on home study.  From time to time students will be set past exam papers which will be distributed during lessons which will form part of this work.  At other times students, will be expected to read up on the notes made during lessons and ensure they fully understand this and enhance their knowledge using text books and other sources of information.  The text books also have comprehensive summary questions and practice questions which students should complete to extend their knowledge as far as possible.  Students should also revise regularly for examinations using past exam papers found both online and provided by the school.

A Level Chemistry

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Chapter 1: Elements of Life

Chapter 2: Developing Fuels

Chapter 6: The Chemical Industry

Chapter 7: Polymers and Life

2

Chapter 2: Developing Fuels

Chapter 7: Polymers and Life

Chapter 8: The Oceans

3

Chapter 3: Elements from the Sea

Chapter 4: The Ozone Story

Chapter 9: Developing Metals

Chapter 10: Colour by Design

4

Chapter 4: The Ozone Story

Chapter 5: What’s in a Medicine

Chapter 10: Colour by Design

5

Chapter 6: The Chemical Industry

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

All KS5 Science students are expected to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week, per A Level on home study.  From time to time students will be set past exam papers which will be distributed during lessons which will form part of this work.  At other times students, will be expected to read up on the notes made during lessons and ensure they fully understand this and enhance their knowledge using text books and other sources of information.  The text books also have comprehensive summary questions and practice questions which students should complete to extend their knowledge as far as possible.  Students should also revise regularly for examinations using past exam papers found both online and provided by the school.

A Level Physics

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Module 2: Foundation of Physics

Chapter 2

Module 3: Forces and Motion

Chapter 3 – Motion

Chapter 4 – Forces in Action

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Chapter 11 - Waves 1

Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics

Chapter 15 – Ideal Gases

Chapter 16 – Circular Motion

Chapter 17 – Oscillations

Chapter 18 – Gravitational Fields

2

Module 3: Forces and Motion

Chapter 4 – Forces in Action

Chapter 5 – Work, Energy and Power

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Chapter 11 - Waves 1

Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics

Chapter 18 – Gravitational Fields

Chapter 19 – Stars

Chapter 20 – Cosmology (The Big Bang)

3

Module 3: Forces and Motion

Chapter 6 – Materials

Chapter 7 – Laws of Motion and Momentum

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Chapter 8 – Charge and Current

Chapter 12 - Waves 2

Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Chapter 21 – Capacitance

Chapter 22 – Electric Fields

Chapter 23 – Magnetic Fields

4

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Chapter 9 – Energy, Power and Resistance

Chapter 10 – Electrical Circuits

Chapter 13 – Quantum Physics

Module 6: Particles and Medical Physics

Chapter 24 – Particle Physics

Chapter 25 – Radioactivity

Chapter 26 – Nuclear Physics

Chapter 26 – Medical Imaging

5

Module 5: Newtonian World and Astrophysics

Chapter 14 – Thermal Physics

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

All KS5 Science students are expected to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week, per A Level on home study.  From time to time students will be set past exam papers which will be distributed during lessons which will form part of this work.  At other times students, will be expected to read up on the notes made during lessons and ensure they fully understand this and enhance their knowledge using text books and other sources of information.  The text books also have comprehensive summary questions and practice questions which students should complete to extend their knowledge as far as possible.  Students should also revise regularly for examinations using past exam papers found both online and provided by the school.

 

BTEC Applied Science NQF – Level 3

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Task A – Undertake titration and colorimetry t determine concentration of solutions

Task B – Undertake calorimetry to study cooling curves.

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills

 

2

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Task C – Undertake chromatography techniques to identify components in mixtures

Task D – Review personal development of scientific skills for laboratory work

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills

 

3

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science 1

Topic A – Periodicity and Properties of Elements

Topic B – Structure and Functions of Cells and Tissues

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems

Task B – Impact of disorders on the lymphatic system

4

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science 1

Topic B – Structure and Functions of Cells and Tissues

Topic C – Waves in Communication

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems

Task C – Explore the physiology of the digestive system

5

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems

Task A – Impact of disorders on the skeletal system

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

Students will need to ensure that in each term they complete the necessary assignments and hand them in on time in accordance with the assessment schedule provided to the students.  This will involve the students doing research on topics involved and ensure that this is correctly used to ensure the highest grades possible in their assignments.  Any work that needs redrafting should also be completed in the correct timeframes.

BTEC Animal Care Level 3 – Level 3

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Unit 5: Animal Behaviour

Task 1 – Learning Behaviour

Unit 6: Health and Disease

Task 1 – A Picture of Health – Prevention and Maintenance

2

Unit 5: Animal Behaviour

Task 1 – Learning Behaviour

Unit 4: Practical and Animal Husbandry

Task 1 – Practical Animal Husbandry – Risks and Skills

Task 2 – Practical Animal Husbandry – Handling

3

Unit 6: Health and Disease

Task 1 – A Picture of Health - Micro-organisms

Unit 7: Work Experience in the Animal Sector

Task 1 – Your Hired (Almost)

4

Unit 5: Animal Behaviour

Task 2 – Animals Behaving Badly! – Monitoring

Unit 6: Health and Disease

Task 1 – A Picture of Healthy Micro-organisms

Unit 3: Animal Welfare and Ethics

Set Task

Unit 7: Work Experience in the Animal Sector

Task 2 – Your Hired (Practical Experience)

5

Unit 5: Animal Behaviour

Task 2 – Animals Behaving Badly! – Monitoring

Unit 6: Health and Disease

Task 1 – A Picture of Health – Prevention and Maintenance

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

Students will need to ensure that in each term they complete the necessary assignments and hand them in on time in accordance with the assessment schedule provided to the students.  This will involve the students doing research on topics involved and ensure that this is correctly used to ensure the highest grades possible in their assignments.  Any work that needs redrafting should also be completed in the correct timeframes.

BTEC Applied Science – Biology – Level 3

Term

Year 13

1

Unit 11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 1 – Levels of Organisation within the Human Body

Task 2 – Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Task 3 – Physiology of the Respiratory System

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 1 – Protein Synthesis

Task 3 – Mendelian Genetics

2

Unit 11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 2 – Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Task 3 – Physiology of the Respiratory System

Task 4 – Nutritional Content of Foodstuff

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 1 – Protein Synthesis

Task 2 – Mitosis and Meiosis

3

Unit 11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 4 – Nutritional Content of Foodstuff

Task 5 – The Lymphatic System

Unit 15: Microbial Techniques

Task 2 – Culturing Organisms

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 2 – Mitosis and Meiosis

Task 4 – DNA Techniques

4

Unit 15: Microbial Techniques

Task 1 – The Akaryotes, Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

Task 3 – Factors Effecting the Growth of Micro-organisms

Task 4 – Classifying Micro-Organisms

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 4 – DNA Techniques

5

Course Ended

 

 

Home Learning

Students will need to ensure that in each term they complete the necessary assignments and hand them in on time in accordance with the assessment schedule provided to the students.  This will involve the students doing research on topics involved and ensure that this is correctly used to ensure the highest grades possible in their assignments.  Any work that needs redrafting should also be completed in the correct timeframes.

BTEC Applied Science – Forensics – Level 3

Term

Year 13

1

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 1 – Protein Synthesis

Task 2 – Mitosis and Meiosis

Task 3 – Mendelian Genetics

Task 4 – DNA Techniques

Unit 32: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Task 1: Collection of Evidence

2

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Task 3 – Mendelian Genetics

Task 4 – DNA Techniques

Unit 31: Criminology

Task 1 – How much crime exists in the UK?

Unit 32: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Task 1: Portfolio of Techniques

3

Unit 31: Criminology

Task 1 – How much crime exists in the UK?

Task 2 – The Rise of CCTV

Task 3 – Media Portrayal of Crime

Unit 32: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Task 3: Analysis of Evidence

4

Unit 31: Criminology

Task 2 – The Rise of CCTV

Task 3 – Media Portrayal of Crime

Task 4 – Penal Policy

Unit 32: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Task 3: Analysis of Evidence

Task 4: Crime Scene to Court

5

Course Ended

 

Home Learning

Students will need to ensure that in each term they complete the necessary assignments and hand them in on time in accordance with the assessment schedule provided to the students.  This will involve the students doing research on topics involved and ensure that this is correctly used to ensure the highest grades possible in their assignments.  Any work that needs redrafting should also be completed in the correct timeframes.