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Science Year 7

Aims:
  • To stimulate interest in and enjoyment of the study of science.
  • To develop essential knowledge and understanding of the concepts of science, and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations.
  • To develop students’ ability to:
  • Select and use information from a variety of sources
  • Form hypotheses, predict outcomes and to solve problems
  • Collect, present and interpret experimental and empirical data
  • Communicate scientific ideas and arguments logically and concisely.
Content:
  • Induction including basic skills – Bunsen burner &  Safety; Drawing, labelling and naming equipment
  • Skills – Variables – independent, dependent and control; collecting and representing data – tables & graphs; analysis of data and drawing conclusions
  • Scientific knowledge form the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum - Electricity & Magnetism; Energy; Space; Particles; Elements and Compounds; Chemical Reactions; Cells; Reproduction; Differences
Assessment:
Regular testing at the end of topics
Y7 tests are in October, December, February, May and July

Extra Curricular:
There are no regular Science clubs.
Pupils may request a science mentor from Year 12.

Useful Websites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/
http://www.docbrown.info/ks3science.htm