Science Curriculum Map

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Topic

 

Working Scientifically

Particle Theory

Atoms, elements, compounds and the Periodic Table

Mixing and dissolving

Cells

Sex

Energy

Electricity and Magnetism

Forces

Sound

Big ideas in Science Physics Investigations

Skills

 

 

Hypothesis

Collecting data

Interpreting data

Variables

Numeracy: mean calculations

Drawing graphs

Making comparisons

Hypothesis

Interpreting data

Using models

Numeracy: mean calculation

Scientific method

Risk assessment

Problem solving

Observation

Numeracy: Magnification calculation

Scientific method

Numeracy: Graphs on gestation periods

Collecting Data

Numeracy- rearranging equations

Hypothesis

Collecting data

Collecting data

Numeracy- rearranging equations, deducing formula

Linking ideas

Numeracy: Units, using and rearranging formulae

Assessing all skills covered in Yr 7:

Hypothesis observations, Scientific method, Collecting data, Interpreting data, numeracy, using models

 

Knowledge and Understanding: Recall, describe, simple explanations

Assessment

7H

 

7G

 

7E

 

7A

 

7B

 

7I

 

7J

 

7K

 

7L

 

 

 

Skills Assessment: Skills will be assessed holistically through in class investigations and homework activities.

Year 8

Topic

 

Food and nutrition

Breathing and respiration

Genetics and Evolution

Heat transfer

Fluids

Light

Metals and Uses

Acids and Alkalis

Big ideas in science: Chemistry investigations

Skills

 

 

Numeracy: complex maths calculations ie Surface area

Evaluating models: enzymes/ gut

 

Evaluating models

Numeracy: Means and ranges

 

 

Linking Ideas

Interpreting data

Data collection

Evaluating sources of error

Interpreting data

Numeracy- rearranging equations

Linking ideas

Numeracy: Scientific drawings

Data collection

Evaluating: Sources of error

 

Hypothesising

Problem solving

Evaluating sources of error

 

Assessing all skills covered in Yr 8:

Hypothesis, data collection, interpreting data, analysis and linking ideas,  numeracy and evaluating sources of error,

 

Knowledge and Understanding: Recall, describe, extended explanations, application of science and linking science.

Assessment

8A

9A

8C

8K

8I

8J

8G

7F

 

 

Skills Assessment: Skills will be assessed holistically through in class investigations and homework activities.

Year 9

Topic

Reactivity

Making materials

Electromagnets

Earth and Space

GCSE  AQA

Skills

Interpreting data Numeracy: rearranging formula, converting units, balancing, %gain or loss

Extended explanations, applying and linking ideas

Evaluating methods

Numeracy: Rounding numbers

Evaluating models Evaluating evidence

GCSE  AQA

Knowledge and Understanding: Higher level recall, describe, extended explanations, application of science and linking science.

 

Assessment

 

9F

9E

9J

8L

GCSE  AQA

Skills Assessment: Skills will be assessed holistically through in class investigations and homework activities.

 

Year 10

Topic

 

Bonding and properties/ Organisation

Bioenergetic /Quantitaitve chemistry

Energy/ Chemical changes/

Infection and response/ Electricity

Energychanges/Particle model/Atomic structure

Homeostasis and response/Rate and extent of chemical changes

Skills

 

 

A01- Higher level recall, extended explanations

AO2.1-Compare and contrast

Surface areas to volume ratio calculations

A01- Higher level recall, application and linking scientific ideas

A02-

Reacting masses

Relative formula mass

 

AO1- Higher level recall, explanations and applications

A02- Energy efficiency calculation

AO1- Higher level recall, explanations and applications

 

A02- Apply knowledge and understanding

AO1- Higher level recall, explanations and applications

A02-Apply knowledge and understanding

AO1- Higher level recall, explanations and applications

AO3.3-Develop and improve experimental prrocedure

A03- Addressed through required practicals in all three disciplines of science

Assessment

 

Giant covalent compounds extended writing using level ladder assessment

Organsiation extending writing on enzyme activity

End of unit assessments

End of unit assessments

 

End of unit assessments

Energy extended writing

 

Infection and response extended writing using level ladder assessment

End of unit assessments

End of unit assessments

Particle model extended writing

End of unit assessments

Mock paper 1 biology,chemistry and physics

Year 11

Topic

 

Inheritance/Variation/Organic chemistry

Force/Magnetism and electromagnetism/Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis/ Chemistry of atmosphere/

 

Ecology/Using resources

 

Space physics

 

Skills

 

 

AO1- Higher level recall, extended explanations and application.

A02.1- Inheritance punnet squares/Application of scientific ideas

AO1- Higher level recall, extended explanations and application.

 

A02- force calculations and rearranging equations

AO1- Higher level recall, extended explanations and application.

 

A03.1- Interpret and evaluate

AO1- Higher level recall, extended explanations and application.

 

A03.2/3- Develop and improve experimental procesures and Evaluate ideas.

AO1- Higher level recall, extended explanations and application.

 

 

A03- Addressed through required practicals in all three disciplines of science

Assessment

 

End of unit assessments

Inheritance and variation extended writing

End of unit assessments

Forces extended writing

End of unit assessment

Chemistry of atmosphere extended writing

Physics mock paper 2

Chemistry mock paper 2

End of unit assessments

 

Biology mock paper 2

End of unit assessment