Science

Key Stage 3

Pupils study science for two periods each week.

The aims of the course are to:

  • present science as an exciting, interesting, challenging and relevant subject to all pupils

  • develop scientific skills and learning processes and the ability of pupils to think and thus prepare them for the GCSE Science course, which is studied by all pupils from the start of Year 9

  • follow the programme of study for National Curriculum Science for Key Stage 3 in Year 7 and Year 8.

Science at Northgate allows children to explore and investigate science, developing knowledge and understanding that allow them to explain the world of science and to understand it more fully. Pupils develop an understanding of the procedures of scientific investigation and learn practical skills.

Science teaching encourages children to develop a sense of curiosity by posing questions or practical problems for pupils to answer and solve.

Science is delivered in a series of units covering a mix of Physics, Chemistry and Biology topics. Six units are studied in each year with an end-of-unit test for each.

Science in Year 7

Science in Year 8

Particles, Mixtures and Separation

Motion and Forces

Electricity

Organ Systems

Cells and Reproduction

Earth and Atmosphere

Chemical and Physical Changes

Waves

Energy and Space

Evolution and Respiration

Plants and Ecosystems

Compounds, Elements and the Periodic Table

 

For more detailed information about what is studied each term in Years 7 to 9, please see the Parents’ Curriculum Guides in the Learning/Curriculum section of the school website.

 

Key Stage 4

 

Double Science

All pupils in Year 9 are now studying towards the newly revised Science GCSEs.

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Triple Science

All pupils in Year 9 are now studying towards the newly revised Science GCSEs.

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