Soham Village College

Science - Year 7

  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.
Multiple choice test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Elements mixtures & compounds
An introduction to states of matter, elements, mixtures and compounds and separation techniques.
Multiple choice test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Space
An introduction to our solar system, the Earth in the solar system and the moon.
Multiple choice 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.
Multiple choice test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Sound & light
An introduction to waves, hearing, echoes & ultrasound, reflection, refraction, sight & colour
Multiple choice 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.
Multiple choice 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.
Multiple choice 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
Multiple choice test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
 Ecosystem processes
An introduction to photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, aerobic & anaerobic respiration, ecosystems, food chains & webs.
 Multiple choice test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task