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Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Plan - Science

 

Overview of Course Content:

 

Students will study one or two Science modules each half term to include two Biology topics, three Chemistry topics and two Physics topics according to the new KS3 Science curriculum.

 

 

Half term

Area

Assessment

Autumn 1

Physics:

Exploring contact and non-contact forces

Students will complete an extended writing task, an end of module test and a practical ‘Technical Challenge’ every half term to assess progress.

 

Autumn 2

Chemistry:

Explaining Physical Changes & Explaining Chemical Changes

Spring 1

Biology:

Our Health and the Effects of Drugs

Spring 2

Physics:

Magnetism and Electricity

Summer 1

Biology:

Looking at plants and ecosystems

Summer 2

Physics:

Motion on Earth and in Space