Soham Village College

Science - Year 8

Year 8 – Year 2 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  

Health and Lifestyle
A look at how we can keep the body healthy, from what we eat to drug intake. We take a particularly close look at the digestive system and how it digests the food that we eat.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Chemical Reactions
Learn about the chemical reactions that are happening around us right now! From burning fuels to acid rain.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

Electricity and Magnetism
Students experience magnetism and electricity as related effects and learn useful applications of these in everyday life.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

End of Term Test
Spring  Forces
We look at the forces all around us, how they can be measured and the effect they can have.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Adaptations and Interdependence
Examine the relationships between different species of plants and animals and identify how these organisms are adapted for their survival.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Acids and Alkalis
A highly practical module looking at how to identify acids and alkalis and what happens when they react together.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

End of Term Test
Summer  Reproduction
Understand the male and female reproductive systems and how fertilisation takes place in both animals and plants.
End of Unit Test

Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task

End of KS3 Exam
Metals and Acids
See what happens when metals react with acids, identify signs of chemical reactions and learn how to collect gases.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task
Motion and Pressure
The physics of motion is all about forces. You will look at how forces act upon an object to get it moving, or to change its motion.
End of Unit Test
Literacy test and/or Practical assessment task