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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

KS3 Science Y7/8/9

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Key stage 3 - Y7 and Y8

 

Year 7

Year 8

Term 1

Ecosystems big idea:
Interdependence
Plant reproduction
Energy and waves big idea:
Energy transfer
Wave effects and properties
Matter big idea:
Particle model
Elements

Ecosystems big idea:
Respiration 
Photosynthesis
Matter big idea:
Periodic table 
Reactions:
Types of reaction
Forces big idea:
Contact forces 
Speed

Assessment

Y7 assessment paper 1 will cover:
Ecosystems big idea:
Interdependence
Plant reproduction
Energy and waves big idea:
Energy transfer
Wave effects and properties
Matter big idea:
Particle model
Elements

Y8 assessment paper 1 will cover:

Ecosystems big idea:
Respiration 
Photosynthesis
Matter big idea:
Periodic table
Reactions:
Types of reaction
Forces big idea:
Contact forces
Speed

Term 2:

Matter big idea:
Separating mixtures
Reactions big idea:
Acids and alkalis
Genes big idea:
Variation
Human reproduction
Earth and forces big idea:
Gravity
Universe

Genes big idea:
Evolution 
Inheritance 
Reactions big idea:
Metals and non metals
Chemical energy
Electromagnets big idea:
Voltage and resistance
Current, magnets and electromagnets

Assessment

Y7 assessment paper 2 will cover:

Matter big idea:
Separating mixtures
Reactions big idea:
Acids and alkalis
Genes big idea:
Variation
Human reproduction
Earth and forces big idea:
Gravity
Universe

Y8 assessment paper 2 will cover:

Genes big idea:
Evolution
Inheritance
Reactions:
Metals and non metals
Electromagnets big idea:
Voltage and resistance
Current, magnets and electromagnets

Term 3:

Earth and climate big idea:
Earth's structure
Climate
Organisms big idea:
Movement
Cells
Waves - Light and sound big idea:
Light
Sound

Organisms big idea:

Digestion 
Breathing 
Earth big idea:
Earth resources
Energy big idea: 
Heating and cooling 
Energy costs

Key stage 3 - Y9   We will be taking students through GCSE fundamentals this year.

Please make sure you are choosing the knowledge organiser in the correct column for you (Combined Foundation/Combined Higher/Triple)