Curriculum

World College

Focusing on the world itself; we all live here, we should know how it works, who inhabits it and the way they manage their environment.

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Year 7/8

Students in year 7 and 8 study the science National Curriculum in a quite a different way. Subject knowledge and skills are delivered through a ‘Big Question’ that forms the title of a project. Students will learn the following over 2 years:

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

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Lessons are carefully planned to ensure students cover all they need to within each topic. For instance, to answer the question 'What would the world be like without bees?’ students have to first cover subject knowledge about green plants and plant reproduction, before entering into a project.

There are twelve questions that will be studied over the two years, and the iPad will be integral to learning. Extended learning tasks run alongside the teaching in class. This is available to support the students learning outside of the classroom when at home. The extended learning tasks also signposts websites to help with revision.

Science clubs

KS3 – 3.30-4.30pm on Tuesdays in K2

Year 9/10/11

 

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

 

Year 12/13

Courses are delivered by subject specialist staff.

  • Physics A Level uses OCR exam board
  • Chemistry A Level uses OCR Salters exam board Biology A Level uses AQA exam board

There are also two BTEC level 3 courses that students can opt to do:

  • BTEC Animal Management
  • BTEC Applied (Biology)