Curriculum Overview Science 2018-2019

In science students experience the fundamental topics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building key knowledge and concepts, students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The Science Department at Holyhead follow a spiral curriculum where key concepts are presented repeatedly but with deepening layers of complexity. 


Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Assessment



Year 7

Biology 1: Cells and organisation

Chemistry 1: The Particulate nature of matter

Physics 1: Describing motion

Biology 2: Gas exchange systems and Drugs

Chemistry 2: Atoms, elements and compounds

Chemistry 3: Energetics

Physics 2: Forces

Physics 3: Observed waves and sounds

Physics 4: Space

Biology 3: Reproduction

Chemistry 4: Acids and alkalis

16th-20th Oct:

Working scientifically

12th-16th Feb:

Chem 1, Phy 1, Bio 1 and Bio 2

4th -8th June:

Bio 1, 2, Chem 1, 2, 3 and Phy1 and 2  



Year 8

Physics 1: Describing motion

Physics 5: Voltage, current and magnetism

Biology 5: Photosynthesis and Ecosystems


Chemistry 6:  Pure and impure substances

Chemistry 7: Reactivity of metals

Biology 6: Adaptations and Genes


Physics 6: Energy Changes and transfers

Physics 7:  Pressure and describing motion

Chemistry 8:  Earth and the atmosphere

4th-8th Dec: Phy 1, 5 and Bio 5.  

19th-23rd Mar: Bio 5, 6, Chem 6, 7 and Phy 1, 5 and 6

4th-8th June: This assessment will be on all topics from year 7 and 8.










Year 9

AQA Combined Science Trilogy

B1: Cell biology

C1: Atomic structure

C2: Bonding

P5: Forces

P5: Forces cont.

B2: Organisation

C3: Quantitative

C4: Chemical changes


B3: Infection and response

C5: Energy changes

P1: Energy

P2: Electricity


16th-20th Oct: B1 and C1

12th-16th Feb: B1, Chem 1, 2, 3 and Phy 5

4th -8th June: Bio 1,2,3, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4,5 and Phy 5

AQA Separate Sciences - each topic contains more detail than Combined Science Trilogy

B1: Cell biology

C1: Atomic structure

C2: Bonding

P5: Forces

P5: Forces cont.

B2: Organisation

C3: Quantitative

C4: Chemical changes

B3: Infection and response

C5: Energy changes

P1: Energy

P2: Electricity

16th-20th Oct: B1 and C1

12th-16th Feb: B1, Chem 1, 2, 3 and Phy 5

4th -8th June: Bio 1,2,3, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4,5 and Phy 5








Year 10

AQA Combined Science Trilogy

B4: Bioenergetics

P4: Atomic structure

C4: Chemical changes

C5: Energy changes

B5: Homeostasis and response

B6: Inheritance and evolution

C6: Rate of chemical change

C7: Organic chemistry

C8: Chemical analysis


B6: Inheritance and evolution cont.

P6: Waves

C9: Atmosphere

B7: Ecology

C10: Using resources

16th-20th Oct: B4 and C3

12th-16th Feb: Bio 4, 5, Chem 3, 4, 5, Phy 4

18th-22nd July: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Phy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

AQA Separate Sciences - each topic contains more detail than Combined Science Trilogy

B4: Bioenergetics

P4: Atomic structure

C4: Chemical changes

C5: Energy changes

B5: Homeostasis and response

B6: Inheritance and evolution

C6: Rate of chemical change

C7: Organic chemistry

C8: Chemical analysis

B6: Inheritance and evolution cont.

P6: Waves

C9: Atmosphere

B7: Ecology

C10: Using resources

16th-20th Oct: B4 and C3

12th-16th Feb: Bio 4, 5, Chem 3, 4, 5, Phy 4

18th-22nd July: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Phy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.









Year 11

AQA Combined Science Trilogy

B7: Ecology

B6: Inheritance and evolution cont.

P6: Waves

C10: Using resources

P4: Atomic structure

P7: Electromagnetism



Biology: Deepen understanding around organisation of living organisms and how these may cause diseases

Chemistry: Deepen understanding of atomic structure and apply it to bonding and energy changes

Physics: deepen understanding around energy and apply it to the particle model to explain electricity and radiation

Revision of skills and content.

18th- 22nd Sep: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and Phy 1, 2, 3, 5

4th-8th Dec: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  and Phy 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

12th-16th Feb: Paper 2- Bio 4, 5, 6, 7, Chem 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Phy 4, 5, 6, 7

3-7th Apr: Paper 1- Bio 1, 2, 3, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Phy 1, 2, 3.

AQA Separate Sciences - each topic contains more detail than Combined Science Trilogy

B7: Ecology

B6: Inheritance and evolution cont.

P6: Waves

C10: Using resources

P4: Atomic structure

P7: Electromagnetism

P8: Space

Biology: Deepen understanding around organisation of living organisms and how these may cause diseases

Chemistry: Deepen understanding of atomic structure and apply it to bonding and energy changes

Physics: deepen understanding around energy and apply it to the particle model to explain electricity and radiation

Revision of skills and content.

18th- 22nd Sep: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and Phy 1, 2, 3, 5

4th-8th Dec: Bio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  and Phy 1, 2, 3, 5, 6,

12th-16th Feb: Paper 2- Bio 4, 5, 6, 7, Chem 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Phy 4, 5, 6, 7,8

3-7th Apr: Paper 1- Bio 1, 2, 3, Chem 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Phy 1, 2, 3.