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Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

KS3 Science Y7/8/9

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Key stage 3 - Y7 and Y8

 

Table Heading Year 7 Year 8
Term 1

Organisms big idea:
Movement
Cells

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:
Organisms big idea:
Movement
Cells

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
Currentmagnets 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

Ecosystems big idea:
Interdependence
Plant reproduction

Waves - Light and sound big idea:
Light
Sound

Organisms big idea:
Digestion
Breathing

Reactions big idea:
Types of reaction
Chemical energy

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)