Science

sciPlease see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 3. You will also find a minimum expected standards booklet in a hyperlink below. Inside this

booklet you will find a summary of all the knowledge and skills that the academy expects your child to master in this subject by the end of the year. These are the minimum standards that we set for all students. If your child achieves this, they should be on track to achieve at least a grade 5/6 in your GCSE in year 11. During each

half-term, your child will have regular ‘learning checks to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards Science Year 7-8

KS3 Summary

Tudor Grange Academy’s science department has the aim of providing a broad and balanced science curriculum.  This begins at KS3 where our students develop their early foundation skills to set them on the road to being excellent scientists. In Year 7 a coordinated Science course is taught with the aims of introducing our students to basic scientific techniques, safe practices and producing good experimental write-ups as well as general academic notes.  Year 8 builds upon this further by elevating the investigative skills gained in year 7 to a higher level.  This is done through independent planning of investigations so that safe and scientifically valid procedures can be carried out.  The aim of such investigations is to develop student’s skills of scientific enquiry and encourage them to be world class problem solvers.

Year 7 Units of Study:

  • Cells
  • Structure and function of body systems
  • Reproduction
  • Health and Lifestyle
  • Particles and their behaviour
  • Elements, atoms, and compounds
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Forces
  • Sound
  • Space

Year 8 Units of Study:

  • Ecosystem processes
  • Adapatation and inheritance
  • the Periodic Table
  • Separation techniques
  • Metals and acids
  • the Earth
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Light; Energy
  • Motion and pressure