Combined Science

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

7

Autumn 1

Physics Topic – Energy 1

Energy Stores and Transfers, Power,  Electricity (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - MOVEMENT:

Speed, Forces, Pressure, Valid Results (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

Autumn 2

Biology Topic – Genes 1

Variation, Reproduction (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - MOVEMENT:

Speed, Forces, Pressure, Valid Results (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

Spring 1

Chemistry Topic – Matter 1

States of Matter, Separating Mixtures, Diffusion (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - MOVEMENT:

Speed, Forces, Pressure, Valid Results (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

Spring 2

Physics Topic – Waves 1

Sound and Light (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - WORLD AT RISK:

Ecosystems, Food Chains and Webs, Sustainability (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

Summer 1

Biology Topic – Organisms 1

Cells, Organ Systems, Microscope (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - WORLD AT RISK:

Ecosystems, Food Chains and Webs, Sustainability (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

Summer 2

Chemistry Topic – Reactions 1

Metals, Non-Metals, Types of Reactions, Acids and Alkalis (on rotation with several Y7 groups)

STRIPE - WORLD AT RISK:

Ecosystems, Food Chains and Webs, Sustainability (with 3 out of 9 Y7 groups)

 

Y7 SKILLS ASSESSMENT

Planning, Obtaining, Analysing and Evaluating Results in an Investigation

 

 

 

 

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of year assessment in Science graded on BASE.

8

Autumn 1

Chemistry/Physics Topic – Earth 1

Earth’s Structure, Rock Cycle, Stars, Galaxies and Universe (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Chemistry/Physics Topic – Earth 2

Earth’s Atmosphere, Carbon Cycle, Extracting Metals, Reducing Human Impact, (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

Autumn 2

Biology Topic – Ecosystems 2

Respiration, Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Minerals in Plants (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Physics Topic – Electromagnets 1

Series and Parallel Circuits, Static Charge (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

Spring 1

Physics Topic – Electromagnets 2

Magnets and Electromagnets (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Physics Topic – Energy 2

Doing Work, Transferring Thermal Energy, Insulators (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

Spring 2

Physics Topic – Forces 2

Pressure, Floating and Sinking, Stretch and Compression (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Biology Topic – Genes 2

Natural Selection, Biodiversity, Extinction, DNA, Inheritance (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

Summer 1

Chemistry Topic – Matter 2

Metals, Non-Metals, Periodic Table, Elements, Compounds, Polymers, Ceramics and Composites (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Biology Topic – Organisms 2

Respiration, Digestion, Diet (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

Summer 2

Chemistry Topic – Reactions 2

Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions, Catalysts (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Physics Topic – Waves 2

Ultraound, Ultraviolet, Microphones and Loudspeakers (on rotation with several Y8 groups)

Y8 EXAM

Internal “SATS-based” exam, covering content taught in Y7 and Y8 Science.

 

End of topic tests in Science graded on BASE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of year assessment in Science graded on BASE.

 

9

Autumn 1

Biology  - Cell Biology and Bio energetics, movement of substances, Exchange and transport, circulatory system,  Respiratory system

End of topic tests

Autumn 2

Chemistry – The structure of the atom, the periodic table, crude oil and metal extraction.

End of topic tests

Spring 1

Physics – Energy stores, energy transfers and energy resources Heat Transfer

End of topic tests

Spring 2

Biology – Interdependence and Adaptation, Human Impact on the Ecosystem

End of topic test

Summer 1

Chemistry – Effect of temperature, concentration, pressure, surface area and catalysts on rate of chemical reactions.

End of topic test

Summer 2

Physics – Wave properties, reflection and refraction, electromagnetic spectrum

End of topic test

10

Autumn 1

Biology – Infection and Response  Chemistry – Structure & Bonding  Physics – Motion

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Autumn 2

Biology – Photosynthesis, Plant transport  Chemistry – Chemistry of the Atmosphere Physics - Forces

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 1

Biology – Inheritance. Chemistry – Chemical Changes (Acids & Bases) Physics - Forces

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 2

Biology – Sampling, organisation and the ecosystem.  Chemistry – Chemical Changes (Electrolysis)  Physics – Particle Model of Matter

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 1

Biology – Genetics Chemistry – Energy Changes Physics – Energy and Momentum

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 2

Biology – Revision for trial exam Chemistry – Revision for trial exam Physics – Revision for trial exam

Trial exam

11

Autumn 1

Biology – Homeostasis  Chemistry – Equilibria Physics – Electricity

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Autumn 2

Biology – Variation and Evolution  Chemistry – Using Resources Physics – Electricity

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test Trial exam

Spring 1

Biology – Variation and Evolution, Interdependence and adaptation. Chemistry – Quantitative Chemistry Physics – Electromagnetism

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 2

Biology – Human Impact  Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry Physics – Radioactivity and nuclear

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 1

Revision for external examination

External Examination

Summer 2

n/a