Soham Village College

Science - Year 7

Year 7 – Year 1 of a two year KS3 Science Syllabus

EXAM BOARD: AQA

This two year foundation course leads seamlessly into on to a three year GCSE Science Course. In year 9 all students follow the AQA Science Combined Trilogy GCSE, specification number 8464. In year 10 & 11 students will either continue with this course or elect to take the three sciences individually within their options.

  Units
Assessments

Autumn  

Skills
Introduction to laboratory equipment, working scientifically and working safely.
Baseline skills test
Cells
Introduction to plant and animal cells, specialised cells, diffusion & unicellular organisms.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Particles
An introduction to states of matter, elements, mixtures and compounds and separation techniques.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Space
An introduction to our solar system, the Earth in the solar system and the moon.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

End of term test
Spring  Structure & function of body systems
An introduction to cells, tissues & organs, the respiratory system, the skeleton and movement.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Sound & light
An introduction to waves, hearing, echoes & ultrasound, reflection, refraction, sight & colour
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
The Earth
An introduction to the Earth & its atmosphere,. The rock cycle, recycling useful resources, the carbon cycle and climate change.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

End of term test
Summer  The periodic table
An introduction to the periodic table and key groups, atoms, elements and chemical formulae.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

Year 7 exam
Energy
An introduction to food & fuels, energy transfers, energy resources and energy & work calculations
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
 Ecosystem processes
An introduction to photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, aerobic & anaerobic respiration, ecosystems, food chains & webs.
End of Unit TestL
iteracy test and/or Practical assessment task