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Linden Education Centre
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Science

Science room
The Linden Education Centre aims to help each child to make progress in Science. As a department we make lessons interactive and relate it to the “real world”.

Key stage 3 Science
Big Ideas
BIOLOGY
Cells and organisation
The skeletal system
Nutrition and digestion
Gas exchange systems
Reproduction
Health
Material Cycles and Energy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular Respiration
Interactions and Interdependencies
  • Relationships in an ecosystem
Genetics and Evolution
  • Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes
CHEMISTRY
The particulate nature of matter
Atoms, Elements and compounds
Pure and impure substances
Chemical reactions
Energetics
The periodic table
Materials
Earth and atmosphere
PHYSICS
Energy
  • Calculation of fuel uses and costs in the domestic context
  • Energy changes and transfers
  • Changes in systems
Motion and forces
  • Describing motion
  • Forces
  • Pressure in fluids
    Balanced forces
  • Forces in motion
Waves
  • Observed waves
  • Sound waves
  • Energy and waves
  • Light waves
Electricity and electromagnetism
  • Current electricity
  • Static electricity
  • magnetism
Matter
  • Physical changes
  • Particle model
  • Energy in matter
Space Physics

Assessment will take place at the end of each half term

Homework will incorporate what has been taught within the lesson

Year 10 Students: Science

Exam board: Edexcel (Mixed Science)

Assessment:

Internal assessments to help prepare for next year and build upon scientific knowledge

Homework: Y10 homework will be about taking the information from the lesson and consolidating learning.

Year 11 Students: Science

Exam board: Edexcel (Mixed Science)

Weighting: 25% controlled assessments, 75% examination

Units in GCSE Science: B1(Biology) 25%, C1 (chemistry) 25%, P1 (physics) 25%
Science controlled assessment (SCA) 25%

Assessment:

Controlled assessment is completed in February 2016

Homework:

Y11 homework will incorporate research tasks for controlled assessments and revision for the examinations.

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