KS3 Science

KS3 Curriculum Map

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

Content:

Biology B1 (1): Cells.

Chemistry C1 (1): Particles and their behaviour.

Physics P1 (1): Forces.

Practical Project

Assessments.

Content:

Biology B1 (2): Structure and function of body systems.

Chemistry C1 (2): Elements, atoms and compounds.

Physics P1 (2): Sound.

Chemistry C1 (3): Reactions.

Content:

Biology B1 (3): Reproduction

Physics P1 (3): Space

Chemistry C1 (4): Acids and alkalis.

Skills:

Asking scientific questions

Analysing and evaluating data.

Numeracy and states of matter.

Calculating the outcome of forces.

Skeletal literacy.

Skills:

Chemical formulae calculations.

Chemical reactions and balancing equations.

Linking theory to practice.

Group work.

Skills:

Practical skills.

Understanding scale.

8

Content:

Biology 2 (1): Health and Lifestyle

Chemistry 2 (1): The Periodic Table.

Physics 2 (1): Electricity and magnetism.

Content:

Biology 2 (2): Ecosystem processes.

Chemistry 2 (2): Separation techniques.

Physics 2 (2): Energy

Content:

Biology 2 (3): Adaptation and inheritance.

Chemistry 2 (3): Metals and acids

Chemistry 2 (4): The Earth.

Assessments

Skills:

Linking life to scientific knowledge.

Practical skills.

Building circuits and group-work.

Assessing our environment.

Practical skills and paired-work.

Skills:

Assessing diet (numeracy).

Numeracy and equations.

Literacy and display work.

Practical skills and “wet chemistry”.

Skills:

Practical investigation (analysing data).

Numeracy and calculation of force.

Research work.

9

Content:

1st half term:

Biology 3 (3): Detection.

Chemistry 3 (3): Detection.

2nd half term:

B1 You and Your Genes

Content:

Combined Science begins for all students

C1 – The Earth and its atmosphere

P1 Radiation and Waves

B2 Keeping Healthy

Mid-year assessment

Content:

Exam Revision

C2 Chemical Patterns

Summer Assessment

Skills:

Research into Biological, Physical and Chemical techniques of research and analysis.

Skills:

IaS1 What needs to be considered when investigating a phenomenon scientifically?

IaS2 What processes are needed to draw conclusions from data?

Skills:

IaS3 How are scientific explanations developed?

IaS4 How do science and technology impact society?

Course Text Books/Websites: 

Oxford KS3 Science: Activate: Books 1,2,3

www.Kerboodle.com

www.bbc.c.uk/education

Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Calculator

KS3 revision Guide

Home Support:

Encourage your daughter to ask questions and think of possible reasons why things happen. Take an interest in her lessons and homework and ask her to explain concepts to you. Please ensure she completes homework on time.

Head of Department: Dr Kirby