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Course Overview

Autumn Term

  • Forces
  • Electromagnets
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Matter 

Spring Term

  • Reactions
  • Earth
  • Organisms
  • Ecosystems 

Summer Term

  • Genes 

The year will finish with a period of revision followed by an end of year exam. This will cover work from the whole of KS3. 
Please refer to the Year 7 and Year 8 Science Assessment Policy for more information.

 

Year 8 Useful links:

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

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

 

Higher Revision Links

Muscles: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/life_processes/revision/8/

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

Elements and compounds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revision/1/

Magnets: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z3g8d2p/revision

Electromagnets: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z3g8d2p/revision/4

Displacement reactions: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zqwmxnb/revision/3

Planets: Planets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/revision/1/

Distance-time graphs: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zwwmxnb/revision/2

Refraction: https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/z7qb9j6

Foetal development: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z9fgr82/revision/5

Acid reactions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/acids_bases_metals/revision/5/

Kinetic and gravitational potential energy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/revision/2/

Pressure: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zssbgk7/revision

 

Foundation Revision Links

Hazard symbols: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel_pre_2011/chemicalreactions/chemicalsinthelabandhomerev2.shtml

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

Predator/ prey: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/food_chains/revision/1/

Food chains and webs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/food_chains/revision/1/

Energy transfer/ heat loss: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/energy_transfer_storage/revision/5/

Fuels: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zggk87h/revision

Food groups: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zyjx6sg/revision

Digestive system: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z9pv34j/revision

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

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

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

Muscles: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/life_processes/revision/8/

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

Elements and compounds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/compounds_mixtures/revision/1/

Magnets: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z3g8d2p/revision

Electromagnets: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/z3g8d2p/revision/4

Displacement reactions: https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zqwmxnb/revision/3

 

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.

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