Throughout Years 7-9 all students study a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Every student receives 4 lessons per week and the following topics are covered. We follow the Oxford University Press “Science Works” specification. The table below shows the topics that your child should be studying at any time:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
Electricity & Magnetism
Elements & Compounds
|Year 8||Life Support
The Periodic Table
Heating and Cooling
|People & Environment
What’s in Rocks
The carbon Cycle
Earth & Space
Transport for the Future
The cost of your drink
Your child’s progress through every topic is assessed and is reported to you through the college’s reporting programme.
Year 7 students are assessed with a formal test at the end of each of the 12 topics throughout the year.
Year 8 students are assessed every half term on the two topics they cover each half term.
Year 9 students are formally assessed at the end of each term in an exam that covers all three topics covered per term.
Your child will receive homework once per week. It will be set and collected the same day each week. We appreciate your help in ensuring it is completed on time.