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Course Overview

Autumn Term

Transition from Key Stage 2: In order to ensure all students have covered the same content, we run a series of lessons covering Key Stage 2 content followed by a baseline assessment:

  • Health and safety, Science rules, assessment
  • Forces
  • Electromagnets
  • Energy
  • Waves

Spring Term

The following topics will be covered:

  • Matter
  • Reactions
  • Organisms
  • Earth

Summer Term

  • Genes
  • Ecosystem

Assessments take place each half term and are linear (some assessment content will be on previous term’s work).

Year 7 Useful links:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/ks3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z4kw2hv

 

Higher Revision Links

Forces: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/1/

Sound: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z8d2mp3/revision

Rocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/rock_cycle/revision/1/

Circuits: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/1/

Cells: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/cells_systems/revision/1/

Separating techniques: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revision/9/

Changes of states: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z2wmxnb/revision/4

Energy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/revision/1/

 

Foundation Revision Links

Burning fuels: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c_pre_2011/atmosphere/sourcesofairpollutionrev1.shtml

Forces: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/forces/revision/1/

pH/ Acids and Alkalis: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_pre_2011/chemical_synthesis/acidsalkalisrev1.shtml

Circuit symbols: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/3/

Sound: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z8d2mp3/revision

Rocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/rock_cycle/revision/1/

Cells: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/cells_systems/revision/1/

Separating techniques: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revision/9/

Changing states: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z2wmxnb/revision/4

 

KS3 Revision Guides 

The Science department is happy to offer students the opportunity to purchase a KS3 all-in-one revision guide and exam practice book to help support them when they are revising for the end of topic and termly tests that we carry out in Science. They are not compulsory and will not be used in lessons or for homework but we wanted to offer them to students as parents have often mentioned that they wanted to be able to support their children when they are revising at home.

The book is split up into the different topics with sections to revise, questions to check their knowledge and understanding and then a big multi-topic exam (with mark scheme) at the end. We are able to offer it at cost price of £4 whereas it costs up to £8 in the shops or online.

Science is now an AQA department and so students are prepared for their GCSEs from year 7 onwards. The revision guide exam questions are similar in style to the new GCSEs and so this provides additional practice for them.

To purchase the revision guide, students need to take £4 to the finance office during their break or lunch and they will be given a receipt. They then bring the receipt to the Science workroom and they will be given a book with a name sticker on, to help identify the book as their own.

Year 7 Science Overview
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- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
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"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
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"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
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