Science – Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3Key Stage 4 – Revision –  Assessments & Exams – Policies


In Year 7, 8 and 9 we study Activate Science. Activate Science is an exciting new KS3 Science course designed to spark curiosity in science and support you on your journey through KS3 to KS4 success.

Activate is matched to the new programme of study and uses on and off-line forms of assessment. The on-line homework and end of chapter assessments are accessed through the www.Kerboodle.com learning platform. Every student will have their own username and password to log-on to the website. They can use kerboodle to submit their on-line assessments and access learning resources e.g. Digital Textbook, learning outcomes and work sheets for each lesson.

At the end of each chapter students will complete an on-line assessment and at the end of each unit will sit a written test based on all the chapters. These assessments will be used to set the students.


Year 7

 

KS3 Activate Science Year 7 Overview

 Biology 1

(Autumn Term)

 Chemistry 1

(Spring Term)

 Physics 1

(Summer Term)

 Chapter 1 – Cells

 1.1   Observing cells

1.2   Plant and animal cells

1.3   Specialised cells

1.4   Movement of substances

1.5   Unicellular organisms

1.6   B1 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 Chapter 1 – Particles and their behaviour

 1.1   The particle model

1.2   States of matter

1.3   Melting and freezing

1.4   Boiling

1.5   More changes of state

1.6   Diffusion

1.7   Gas pressure

1.8   C1 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 Chapter 1 – Forces

 1.1   Introduction to forces

1.2   Squashing and stretching

1.3   Drag forces and friction

1.4   Forces at a distance

1.5   Balanced and unbalanced

1.6   P1 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

 Chapter 2 – Structure and function of body systems

2.1 Levels of organisation

2.2 Gas exchange

2.3 Breathing

2.4 Skeleton

2.5 Movement: joints

2.6 Movement: Muscles

2.7 B1 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 Chapter 2 – Elements, atoms, and compounds

2.1 Elements

2.2 Atoms

2.3 Compounds

2.4 Chemical formulae

2.5 C1 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 Chapter 2 – Sound

2.1 Waves

2.2 Sound and energy transfer

2.3 Loudness and pitch

2.4 Detecting sound

2.5 Echoes and ultrasound

2.6 P1 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 3 – Reproduction

3.1 Adolescence

3.2 Reproductive systems

3.3 Fertilisation and implantation

3.4 Development of a foetus

3.5 Menstrual cycle

3.6 Flowers and pollination

3.7 Fertilisation and germination

3.8 Seed dispersal

3.9 B1 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 3 – Reactions

3.1 Chemical reactions

3.2 Word equations

3.3 Burning fuels

3.4 Thermal decomposition

3.5 Conservation of mass

3.6 Exothermic & endothermic

3.7 C1 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 3 – Light

3.1 Light

3.2 Reflection

3.3 Refraction

3.4 The eye and camera

3.5 Colour

3.6 P1 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 

Chapter 4 – Acids & alkalis

4.1 Acids & alkalis

4.2 Indicators and pH

4.3 Neutralisation

4.4 Making salts

4.5 C1 Chapter 4 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 4 – Space

4.1 The night sky

4.2 The Solar System

4.3 The Earth

4.4 The Moon

4.5 P1 Chapter 4 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

End of Unit Assessment:

b1c1_checklist.doc

b1c2_checklist.doc

b1c3checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

c1c1_checklist.doc

c1c2_checklist.doc

c1c3_checklist.doc

c1c4_checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

p1c1_checklist.doc

p1c2_checklist.doc

p1c3_checklist.doc

p1c4_checklist.doc

End of Chapter Progress tests take place roughly every 2-3 weeks.

End of Unit Assessments take place at the end of each term and assess all Chapters covered that term.

These assessments are used to set the students.


Year 8

                                                 KS3 Activate Science Year 8 Overview                                                    

Biology 2 (Summer Term)

Chemistry 2 (Autumn Term)

Physics 2 (Spring Term)

Chapter 1 – Health & lifestyle

1.1   Nutrients

1.2   Food tests

1.3   Unhealthy diet

1.4   Digestive system

1.5   Bacteria and enzymes in digestion

1.6   Drugs

1.7   Alcohol

1.8   Smoking

1.9   B2 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 1 – The periodic table

1.1   Metals & non-metals

1.2   Groups and periods

1.3   The elements of Group 1

1.4   The elements of Group 7

1.5   The elements of Group 0

1.6   C2 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 

Chapter 1 – Electricity & magnetism

1.1   Charging up

1.2   Circuits and current

1.3   Potential difference

1.4   Series and parallel

1.5   Resistance

1.6   Magnets and magnetic fields

1.7   Electromagnets

1.8   Using electromagnets

1.9   P2 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 2 – Ecosystem processes

2.1 Photosynthesis

2.2 Leaves

2.3 Plant minerals

2.4 Chemosynthesis

2.5 Aerobic respiration

2.6 Anaerobic respiration

2.7 Food chains and webs

2.8 Disruption to food chains and webs

2.9 Ecosystems

2.10 B2 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 2 – Separation techniques

2.1 Mixtures

2.2 Solutions

2.3 Solubility

2.4 Filtration

2.5 Evaporation and distillation

2.6 Chromatography

2.7 C2 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 

Chapter 2 – Energy

2.1 Food and fuels

2.2 Energy adds up

2.3 Energy and temperature

2.4 Energy transfer: particles

2.5 Energy transfer: radiation

2.6 Energy resources

2.7 Energy and power

2.8 Work, energy, and machines

2.9 P2 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 

Chapter 3 – Adaptation & inheritance

3.1 Competition and adaptation

3.2 Adapting to change

3.3 Variation

3.4 Continuous and discontinuous variation

3.5 Inheritance

3.6 Natural selection

3.7 Extinction

3.8 B2 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 3 – Metals and acids

3.1 Acids and metals

3.2 Metals and oxygen

3.3 Metals and water

3.4 Displacement

3.5 Extracting metals

3.6 Ceramics

3.7 Polymers

3.8 Composites

3.9 C2 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

Chapter 3 – Motion and pressure

3.1 Speed

3.2 Motion graphs

3.3 Pressure in gases

3.4 Pressure in liquids

3.5 Pressure in solids

3.6 Turning forces

3.7 P2 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade……………………………..

 

Chapter 4 – The Earth

4.1 The Earth & its atmosphere

4.2 Sedimentary rocks

4.3 Igneous and metamorphic rocks

4.4 The rock cycle

4.5 The carbon cycle

4.6 Climate change

4.7 Recycling

4.8 C2 Chapter 4 Checkpoint   level/grade……………………………..

 
End of Unit Assessment:

b2c1checklist.doc

b2c2_checklist.doc

b2c3_checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

c2c1_checklist.doc

c2c2_checklist.doc

c2c3_checklist.doc

c2c4_checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

p2c1_checklist.doc

p2c2_checklist.doc

p2c3_checklist.doc

End of Chapter Progress tests take place roughly every 2-3 weeks.

End of Unit Assessments take place at the end of each term and assess all Chapters covered that term.

These assessments are used to set the students.


 

KS3 Activate Science Year 9 Overview

Biology 3 (Autumn Term)

Chemistry 3 (Spring Term)

Physics 3 (Summer Term)

Chapter 1 – New technology

1.1   Genetics

1.2   Inherited disorders

1.3   Selective breeding

1.4   Genetic engineering

1.5   Cloning

1.6   Biotechnology 1

1.7   Biotechnology 2

1.8   Enzymes in industry

1.9   B3 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 1 – New technology

1.1   Nanoparticles

1.2   Using nanoparticles

1.3   Nanoparticles in medicine

1.4   Nanoparticle safety

1.5   Cars: pros and cons

1.6   New fuels

1.7   Cleaning up exhausts

1.8   Hybrid electric cars

1.9   C3 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 1 – New technology

1.1   Your phone

1.2   Your house

1.3   Your hospital – intensive care

1.4   Your hospital – seeing inside

1.5   Your sports

1.6   Your planet

1.7   P3 Chapter 1 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 2 – Turning points in biology

2.1 Vaccines 1

2.2 Vaccines 2

2.3 Antibiotics 1

2.4 Antibiotics 2

2.5 DNA

2.6 Charles Darwin

2.7 Preventing extinction

2.8 B3 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 2 – Turning points in chemistry

2.1 Evidence for atoms

2.2 Looking into atoms

2.3 Discovering the periodic table

2.4 Lesson from fossils

2.5 The oldest primate

2.6 C3 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 2 – Turning points in physics

2.1 Discovering the universe 1

2.2 Discovering the universe 2

2.3 The Big Bang

2.4 Spacecraft and satellites

2.5 Mission to the Moon

2.6 Radioactivity 1

2.7 Radioactivity 2

2.8 Electromagnetism 1

2.9 Electromagnetism 2

2.10 P3 Chapter 2 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 3 – Detection

3.1 Microscopy

3.2 Fingerprinting

3.3 DNA fingerprinting

3.4 Blood typing

3.5 Time of death

3.6 Pathology

3.7 B3 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 3 – Detection

3.1 Break-in!

3.2 Smelly problem

3.3 Message in a bottle

3.4 Blood alcohol

3.5 Body!

3.6 Clues in the carpet

3.7 A week in court!

3.8 C3 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

Chapter 3 – Detection

3.1 Detecting planets

3.2 Detecting alien life

3.3 Detecting position

3.4 Detecting messages

3.5 Detecting particles

3.6 P3 Chapter 3 Checkpoint level/grade………………………………

End of Unit Assessment:

b3c1_checklist.doc

b3c2_checklist.doc

b3c3_checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

c3c1_checklist.doc

c3c2_checklist.doc

c3c3_checklist.doc

End of Unit Assessment:

p3c1_checklist.doc

p3c2_checklist.doc

p3c3_checklist.doc

End of Chapter Progress tests take place roughly every 2-3 weeks.

End of Unit Assessments take place at the end of each term and assess all Chapters covered that term.

These assessments are used to set the students.