Science

At Wykham Park our science course for years 7 and 8 sparks students’ curiosity in science, whilst gradually building the maths, literacy, practical, and enquiry skills needed for progression to AQA GCSE Science. Support and extension is provided to help students achieve and exceed in their science education.

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1
In term 1 will be focusing upon some of the fundamental ideas of science. We will be looking at cells, organ systems, atoms and where our energy comes from as well as developing our scientific practical skills.

TERM 2
This term we will be focusing upon how atoms, elements and compounds make up the world around us as well as the effect of forces on an object.

TERM 3
This term will be focusing upon how we can create electrical circuits, the human reproductive system and how we can group elements to examine their properties and reactions.

TERM 4
This term our focus is on waves, how organisms interact in an ecosystem and how we can separate different chemical mixtures.

TERM 5
This term our focus is on the reactions of acids and alkalis and investigating the factors affecting photosynthesis.

 TERM 6
This term we will be focusing on a range of investigations looking at how fit and healthy we are.

Year

8

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1
This term we are focusing on a variety of factors affect our health and understanding how we can stay healthy.

TERM 2
This term we are focusing on electricity and magnetism and how these ideas link to energy transfers.

TERM 3
This term we are focusing on the properties of metals and non-metals and their place on the periodic table.

TERM 4
This term we are focusing on living systems, natural cycles and introduce the ideas behind variation and natural selection.

TERM 5
This term we are focusing on energy transfers and the physics of space.

TERM 6
This term we are focusing on different types of chemical reaction and linking properties of a material to its uses.

Year

9

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1
This term we are focusing on the structure of cells, cell division and the organisation of organ systems.

TERM 2
This term we are focusing on atomic structure, the arrangement of the periodic table and different types of chemical bonding.

TERM 3
This term we are focusing on energy transfers, energy conservation and the effect of heating.

TERM 4
This term we are focusing on health, how we can treat different diseases and investigate how lifestyle impacts on health.

TERM 5
This term we are focusing on a range of chemical calculations and the process of electrolysis.

TERM 6
This term we are focusing on how we produce electricity, how to construct an electrical circuit and use it in the home.

 

Year

10

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1
This term we are focusing on how electrical circuits can be built and used in the home as well as the particle theory of matter.

TERM 2
This term we are focusing on how the hormonal and nervous systems control the body as well as the ideas behind variation and evolution.

TERM 3
This term we are focusing on we can speed up chemical reactions and the uses of crude oil in everyday life.

 TERM 4
This term we are focusing on evidence for the atomic structure of matter, radioactive decay and the properties of different types of wave.

TERM 5
This term we are focusing on how we use the Earth’s resources and their impact on changes in our atmosphere.

 TERM 6
This term we are focusing on how organisms are adapted to different ecosystems and the effect of humans on biodiversity.

Year

11

Dates

4 Sep - 22 May 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1
Students will be revising in preparation for practice paper 1 exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will then use the feedback from these papers to put further intervention in place to prepare them for their GCSE exams in the Summer.

TERM 2
Students will be revising in preparation for practice paper 2 exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will then use the feedback from these papers to put further intervention in place to prepare them for their GCSE exams in the Summer.

TERM 3
Students will be revising in preparation for practice paper 1 exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will then use the feedback from these papers to put further intervention in place to prepare them for their GCSE exams in the Summer.

TERM 4
Students will be revising in preparation for practice paper 2 exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will then use the feedback from these papers to put further intervention in place to prepare them for their GCSE exams in the Summer.

OTHER INFORMATION

Be sure to register on Seneca learning for some excellent revision activities.