Science

Head of Department: Miss R Tickle
Email: rtickle@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Twitter: olsjscience

Year 7

Autumn 1: Introduction to Science, cells
Autumn 2: Forces, particles and separating mixtures
Spring 1: Genetics, energy
Spring 2: Energy continued and reactions
Summer 1: Electricity, eco-systems
Summer 2: Waves, Earth

Year 8

Autumn 1: Particle theory, motion
Autumn 2: Chemical changes and neutralisation
Spring 1: Radiation and circuits
Spring 2: Magnetism, diet and health
Summer 1: Digestion, circulation and gaseous exchange
Summer 2: Working scientifically – Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Year 9

Autumn 1: Cells, organisation
Autumn 2: Infection and response, bioenergetics
Spring 1: Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding structure and properties
Spring 2: Quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes,
Summer 1: Energy, particle model
Summer 2: Electricity, atomic structure

Year 10

Autumn 1: Homeostasis and response, genetics and reproduction
Autumn 2: Variation and evolution, eco-systems and biodiversity
Spring 1: The rate of chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical analysis
Spring 2: Chemistry of the atmosphere, using resources
Summer 1: Forces
Summer 2: Waves and magnetism

Year 11 (2017-2018)

Autumn 1: Biology 2


Autumn 2: Biology 2/ Chemistry 2


Spring 1: Chemistry 2


Spring 2: Physics 2


Summer 1: Revision

How students are assessed

KS3:

Baseline Assessment Year 7.
Cumulative memory tests (termly)
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).
Cumulative memory tests (termly)
End of Unit Assessments.
End of Year Exam.
Doddle Assessments.

 

Guidance for pupils

Year 11: Invest in revision guides (can be purchased through class teacher), create a revision timetable and attend all extra revision sessions.

Homework: Exam Questions, Doddle.

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

Revision & Resources: Revision guides are available to purchase.
Revision sessions are available on Tuesdays 2:45 – 3:45pm – student will receive an invitation to attend.
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 AQA website.

Achieve in Science website- log in up in classrooms.

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.