In Years 7, 8 and up until February half-term of Year 9, students follow a course that is based on the Activate series of resources. Although timings may vary the modules studied are shown below.
Cells, body systems, particles and their behaviour, elements, atoms and compounds, forces and sound reproduction, reactions, acids and alkalis and light space and extended projects.
Pupils will sit a baseline assessment during the first half of the Autumn term. This will examine the pupils scientific knowledge developed during KS2. End of topic tests take place approximately every 3-4 weeks. Pupils will also sit an end of year exam in the Summer term.
|Sept-Dec||Health and lifestyle, ecosystem processes, the periodic table, metals and acids, electricity and magnetism.||End of topic tests take place approximately every 3 weeks. Pupils will also sit an end of year exam in the Summer term.|
|Jan-Apr||Adaptation and inheritance, separation techniques, energy, motion and pressure.|
|Apr-July||The Earth, extended projects|
|Sept-Dec||New technologies, turning points in biology, chemistry and physics, detection.||End of topic tests take place approximately every 4 weeks. Pupils will also sit an exam after Christmas (week 18). They may move groups after Feb half-term (week 21).|
Students are assessed regularly using differentiated resources. Assessment has a strong foundation in the APP (Assessing Pupils' Progress) approach. Formative feedback is given in order to help students reach their full potential.
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