Science

Head of Department: Mr K Georgy
Email: kgeorgy@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Year 7

Autumn 1: Investigative Skills, Energy
Autumn 2: Space and the solar system, Solids, liquids and gases
Spring 1: Separating techniques, Cells
Spring 2: Organs and organ systems
Summer 1: Heat energy transfers
Summer 2: Habitats

Year 8

Autumn 1: Investigative Skills, Chemical reactions
Autumn 2: Chemical reactions, Diet and health
Spring 1: Forces, Elements, mixtures and compounds
Spring 2: Rocks and weathering, Photosynthesis
Summer 1: Waves, light and sound
Summer 2: Electricity

Year 9

Autumn 1: Atomic structure and the Periodic Table, Bonding, structure and the properties of matter.
Autumn 2: Chemical changes, Energy changes
Spring 1: Particle Model, Atomic structure (physics).
Spring 2: Energy, Electricity
Summer 1: Cells, Organisation
Summer 2: Infection and response, Bioenergetics

Year 10

Autumn 1: Electricity, Energy
Autumn 2: Particle model, Organisation
Spring 1: Infection and Response, Bioenergetics
Spring 2: Bonding structure and the properties of matter, Chemical changes
Summer 1: Energy changes, Quantitative chemistry, Homeostasis and response
Summer 2: Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology

Year 11

Autumn 1: Chemistry Unit 2 – Atomic structure,
Bonding, structure and properties
Quantitative Chemistry
Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA)
Autumn 2: Chemistry Unit 2 – Rates of Reaction
Electrolysis
Making Salts
Biology Unit 2 - Cells
Tissues, organs and organ systems
Photosynthesis
Spring 1: Biology Unit 2 - Organisms and their environment
Proteins
Respiration
Cell division and inheritance
Physics Unit 2 - Forces and their effects
Spring 2: Physics Unit 2 - Currents in electrical circuits
Mains Electricity
Radioactive substances
Summer 1: Revision

How students are assessed

KS3: Baseline Assessment Year 7.
Badger Assessed Tasks.
I can statements.
End of Unit Assessments.
End of Year Exam.
Doddle Assessments.

KS4: PPE1 – 1 x 1 Hour Exam (Nov). PPE2 – 3 x 1 Hour Exam (March).
End of Unit Assessments, End of Year Exam.

Guidance for pupils

Year 11: Complete Tassomai daily.

Homework: Exam Questions, Doddle.

Intervention: Intervention and additional support is available through Mrs Holmes.

Revision & Resources: Revision guides are available to purchase.
Revision sessions are available on Tuesdays 2:45 – 3:45pm (Look out for the posters).
Revision days will take place during the holidays (Letters will be give out).
Breakfast Revision takes place on the morning of an exam.
Past Exam Questions are available on the Public Drive and on eAQA.

How parents can help

KS3: Support Homework, Doddle, Research Tasks and Educational Visits

KS4: Support for attendance at After School Revision Sessions. Holiday Revision Workshops and Breakfast Revision.
Support in Purchasing Revision Material.
Ensure pupils have completed Tassomai daily.