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​Key Stage 3

Topics Covered

​Year 7

​Year 8

​Year 9

​Cells and Human Reproduction​Human Body Systems​Biology – Genetics & Evolution
Photosynthesis and Respiration
​Acids and Chemical Reactions​Atoms, Elements and Compounds​Chemistry – Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Bonding and Atmosphere
​Energy​Electricity and Magnetism​Physics – Kinetic Theory, Energy
and Waves
​Ecosystems and Plant Reproduction​Health
​Particles​Time Detectives
​Forces and Movement​Space

 

Assessment

As you may be aware, in 2013 the Department for Education announced the scrapping of National Curriculum Levels for Years 7, 8 and 9. Schools were tasked with developing their own models of assessment. Whilst, as a school, we had reservations about the immediacy of this change we have welcomed the opportunity to develop a more robust form of assessment which, we hope, provides students and yourselves with a clearer indication of their progress. Previously, students were given a numerical score, or level. In isolation this provided very little feedback to parents, or indeed the students themselves. A ‘level 5’, for example, represented a very broad range of attainment. Nor did a numerical score indicate whether it was a disappointing result for an individual or an outstanding achievement. We also recognise that labelling students with arbitrary grades or numerical levels has the potential to inhibit students’ potential both in school and the future.


Each subject area has spent time developing clear attainment criteria for Years 7, 8 and 9, focussed on the key knowledge, understanding and skills which students require as a foundation for their GCSEs in Years 10 and 11. These criteria are currently divided into four bands, Foundation, Intermediate, Higher and Advanced. 

Assessment Grid

Trips

​Year 7

​Year 8

​Year 9

Shark Night​IET Faraday Challenge​RSC Chemistry at Work Day
​STEM Day​STEM Day​STEM Day
​Science Club​STEM Club​STEM Club
​Yeovilton Fleet Air Museum Challenge Day​Blood Hound Rocket Cars/ Dragon's Den
​STEM Ambassadors​Engineering Team challenges

​ESC - Euro Space Trip to Belgium (may also include some Year 10)

Key Stage 4

​Qualification

​Course Codes

​Exam Board

​GCSEAQA Combined Science 8464AQA
​GCSE​Triple Science AQA Biology 8461AQA
​GCSE​Triple Science AQA Chemistry 8462​AQA
​GCSETriple Science AQA Physics 8463AQA
​BTEC​Pearson BTEC Level 2

Trips

​Year 10

​Year 11

​GCSE Science Live ​CERN – Large Hadron Collider Trip (Physics)
​STEM Day
​Fun Palace Volunteering
​GSK Challenge/Big Band Fair
​Engineering Team challenges

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

​Qualification

​Course Codes

​Exam Board

​A LevelOCR Biology H420A​OCR
​A Level​AQA Chemistry 7405​AQA
​A LevelAQA Physics 7408D ​​AQA
​BTEC​Pearson BTEC Level 3

Trips and Activities

A Level Biology Enrichment Workshops

Engineering Team challenges

CERN – Large Hadron collider trip

Marwell Zoo

Studland Ecology Trip

@Bristol – DNA workshop