Science – Year 7

Autumn Half-Term 1

Being a scientist

In the first few weeks all pupils have an introduction to the Science course: basic scientific skills are developed and consolidated e.g. Measuring Skills use of the Bunsen Burners and general use of basic lab equipment.

Baseline assessment

First Rotation

Due to the practical nature of the subject the units within science are delivered in rotation.

Units included are: 7B1/7C1/7P1

7B1: Cells Tissues and Organs.

This is a Biology unit which uses microscopes looks at body systems, organs, our skeleton and microbes.

7C1: Reversible and Irreversible change

This is a Chemistry unit looking at Physical and Chemical reactions, combustion, fuels and acids and alkalis.

7P1: Electricity and Magnetism

This is a Physics unit which allows pupils to explore electrical circuits and various components, magnets and electromagnets.

Autumn Half-Term 2

Continuation of first rotation

Includes the units 7B1/7C1/7P1

Spring Half-Term 1

Completion of first rotation

Includes the units 7B1/7C1/7P1

Spring Half-Term 2

Second Rotation

Units included are: 7B2/7C2/7P2

7B2: Reproduction

This is a Biology unit studying human and plant reproduction, growth of a baby, puberty and adolescence.

7C2: Particles in Action

This is a very practical Chemistry unit studying states of matter and methods of separating different mixtures.

7P2: Forces and Energy

This is a Physics unit studying forces and how we measure them, friction, density, floating and sinking and energy sources.

National Science and Engineering Week

Included in this half-term are special activities designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). These take place in March every year.

Summer Half-Term 1

Continuation of second rotation

Includes the units 7B2/7C2/7P2

Summer Half-Term 2

Completion of second rotation

Includes the units 7B2/7C2/7P2

Revision and end of year examination

All units will be assessed by levelled end of unit assessments and pupils will be given levelled differentiated Working Scientifically tasks which will be introduced in lessons and in some cases completed for homework as extended projects.