Science - Year 7

Overview

An introduction to Science which is designed to give students the knowledge and skills required to successfully transition to study GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course utilizes the ‘Big Ideas’ identified as the basis to deeply understand the important concepts encountered in Science.


Course Content


Autumn Term

Forces – Speed and Gravity

Matter – Particle model and Separating mixtures

Organisms – Movement and Cells


Spring Term

Electromagnets – Voltage and resistance and Current

Reactions – Metals and non-metals and Acids and alkalis

Ecosystems – Interdependence and Plant Reproduction


Summer Term

Energy – Energy costs and Energy transfer

Genes – Variation and Human reproduction

Waves – Sound and Light


Homework

Homework is set weekly, where appropriate. Tasks could be research, answering questions from the online textbook or revision for tests etc. It is expected that tasks should take no more than twenty minutes.


Assessment

Tests are set at the end of each topic, which are a mix of questions which mirror the ‘know, apply, extend’ structure of lessons. This allows students of all abilities to be challenged


Useful Links and Information

All students have access to Collins Connect, and students can use the online textbook to support their studies. 

BBC.co.uk/bitesize is also a very good source of information. 

Parents can support their children by testing the knowledge part of each topic, to embed the foundation information required to succeed in Science.