Termly Subject Overviews


At Kent Health Needs Education Service, we feel that it is important to share our plans for our students in advance, as such please use the links below to view the topics that will be covered for the main subjects this term.

Termly overview for the Secondary curriculum: Term 1/2

Hub: All

Subject: Science

Week/Year group

Key stage 3

(Years 7,8 and 9)

10

11

1

Cells

Animal and plant

The skeletal and muscular systems

States of matter

Mixtures

Filtration and crystallisation

Cracking and polymerisation

Disposal of polymers

2

Balanced diet and digestion

Gas exchange and breathing systems

Paper chromatography

Distillation

Core practical

Making ethanol

Vegetable oils and biodiesel

Assessment/consolidation

3

Reproduction and inheritance

Drinking water

Assessment/consolidation

Emulsions

Vegetable oils/oils and fats

Consolidation/assessment

4

Drugs and health

Photosynthesis

Atomic structure and isotopes

Consolidation/assessment

Tectonic plates/earth’s structure

5

Ecology

 

Consolidation and assessments

The periodic table

 

Consolidation/assessment

The atmosphere

Consolidation/assessment

6

 

 

Particles and states of matter

 

Atoms, elements and compounds

Microscopes and cells     

Core practical-using microscopes

Specialised cells

 

Power stations and electricity production

7

Solubility.

Pure and impure substances

Bacteria

Enzymes

Electricity distribution and meeting the demand for electricity

Consolidation/assessment

8

Chemical reactions

 

Enzymes

Core practical-pH and enzymes

Waves

Measuring waves

9

Metals and extraction

Ceramics and polymers

Transporting substance

Consolidation/assessment

EM spectrum

10

Earth and atmosphere

Consolidation and assessments

Photosynthesis

Core practical-Light intensity and photosynthesis

Light and sound

Doppler effect

The Universe

11

Energy and transfers

 

Vectors and scalars

Distance/acceleration/ velocity time graphs

Consolidation/assessment

Atoms, elements and compounds

12

Speed

Motion and forces

Consolidation/assessment

Forces/Newton’s 1st/2nd Law’s

Limestone Chemistry

13

Sound

Light

Core practical-acceleration

Newton’s 3rd law

Metals and their ores

14

Electricity

Magnetism

Stopping distances

Density

Alkanes and fuels

15

Earth and space

Consolidation and assessments

Core practical- Investigating density

Consolidation/assessment