Science

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

The Science department aims to ensure every child is able to understand and critically evaluate any scientific problem they may be faced with in an ever-changing, modern world.

Through the courses that we offer, we seek to provide an inspiring range of experiences both in and outside the classroom.

What will my child be studying?

Taught in Year 7 and Year 8

  • Units - Topics
  • Forces - Speed; Forces
  • Electromagnets - Voltage and Resistance; Magnetism
  • Energy - Energy Costs; Energy Transfer
  • Waves - Sound; Light
  • Matter - Particle Model; Separating Mixtures
  • Reactions - Metals and non metals; Types of reaction
  • Earth - Earth Structure; Universe
  • Organism - Movement; Cells
  • Ecosystem - Interdependance; Plant Reproduction
  • Genes - Variation; Human Reproduction

How will my child be assessed in Key Stage 3?

Pupils are assessed against the specification as set out by AQA. The assessment consists of personalised assessments set by classroom teachers, end of unit tests and formal end of year examinations that are sat by the entire cohort. Pupils will also be required to demonstrate understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical experiments.

What equipment will my child need?

Parents can help their children by ensuring they are prepared for lessons with the correct equipment. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler and protractor in addition to a scientific calculator.

How can I support my child through Key Stage 3?

As a parent or carer you do have a pivotal role to play in supporting your children in their learning at home and undoubtedly you have the greatest influence on the achievement of your child.  Therefore, we would like you to take every opportunity to support your child with science homework and revision throughout the year. In addition to this you can use our website as a signpost to range of high quality learning resources to support your child in their learning.

What revision guides would you recommend?

We recommend you buy your child the KS3 Science Complete Study and Practice revision. A link to this is provided on the right.

Clubs

Science club allows pupils to take on engineering challenges, carry out fun and exciting scientific investigations and learn about where STEM subjects can take them.

Links & Resources

What exam board do we use?

From Year 9 pupils will be prepared to sit an AQA Trilogy Combined & Triple Science qualification at the end of Year 11. This is a three-year course, which allows them time to fully embed, develop and apply the skills and knowledge that are required to be successful in their final Science examinations. This will lead to 2 GCSE Science qualifications.

Lessons will focus on delivering the content of Biology, Chemistry and Physics through theory based lessons. Other aspects of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works will be developed through investigative work using a ‘practical enquiry’ approach to the teaching.

How is the course assessed?

Pupils are assessed against the specification as set out by AQA. The assessment consists of personalised assessments set by classroom teachers, end of unit tests and formal mock examinations that are sat by the entire cohort. Pupils will also be required to demonstrate understanding of ‘How Science Works’ through practical experiments.

What is covered on the course?

Year 9

  • Biology - Cells and Organisation
  • Chemistry - Atomic Structure and Bonding
  • Physics - Energy and Electricity

Year 10

  • Biology - Infection; Bioenergetics and Homeostasis
  • Chemistry - Quantitative Chemistry; Chemical Changes; Energy Changes Rates of Reaction
  • Physics - Atomic Structure; Partical Model of Matter & Forces

Year 11

  • Biology - Reproduction and Ecology
  • Chemistry - Organic Chemistry; Chemical Analysis; Chemistry in the Atmosphere & Using Resources
  • Physics - Waves and Magnetism

What equipment will my child need?

Parents can help their children by ensuring they are prepared for lessons with the correct equipment. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler and protractor in addition to a scientific calculator.

What revision guides would you recommend?

We recommend you buy your child the revision guide for the respective tier using the links on the right hand side of this page.

Links & Resources

Links & Resources

Links & Resources

Links & Resources

Bishop Young C of E Academy

Bishops Way
Seacroft
Leeds
LS14 6NU

Tel: 0113 273 9100
Fax: 0113 273 4216
info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
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