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Science

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).
Please refer to the Year 7 and Year 8 Science Assessment Policy for more information.

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
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"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
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent