Science


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

Students study a thematic scheme of work that has been written by the science staff.

  • Introductory module.
  • Forensics.
  • James Cook Hospital.
  • Springwatch.
  • Going to Another Planet.

How will your child be assessed?

Students have an end of topic test and 5 skills assessments for each topic.

  • AF1 Thinking Scientifically.
  • AF2 Applications of Science.
  • AF3 Communicating Science.
  • AF4 Investigative Approaches.
  • AF5 Working with Evidence.

How can you help your child?

You can support your child by ensuring they revise for end of topic tests and supporting them with this. You can help with any skills assessment homework by ensuring your child follows the level ladder to reach their target level. Also just encourage an interest in science by watching scientific programmes, reading magazines and books and visiting museums, exhibitions or even just trips to the seaside or moorland!

Supportive resources and websites

As we have our own scheme of work there are no specific revision guides available but the generic CGP ones are good.

KS3 BBC Bitesize

SAMlearning

www.scibermonkey.org

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

Students study a thematic scheme of work that has been written by the science staff.

  • Sports.
  • Richmond Live.
  • Masterchef.
  • Living for the Future.

How will your child be assessed?

Students have an end of topic test and 5 skills assessments for each topic.

  • AF1 Thinking Scientifically.
  • AF2 Applications of Science.
  • AF3 Communicating Science.
  • AF4 Investigative Approaches.
  • AF5 Working with Evidence.

How can you help your child?

You can support your child by ensuring they revise for end of topic tests and supporting them with this. You can help with the skills assessment homework by ensuring your child follows the level ladder to reach their target level. Also just encourage an interest in science by watching scientific programmes, reading magazines and books and visiting museums, exhibitions or even just trips to the seaside or moorland!

Supportive resources and websites

As we have our own scheme of work there are no specific revision guides available but the generic CGP ones are good.

KS3 BBC Bitesize

SAMlearning

www.scibermonkey.org