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Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Describe energy transfers qualitatively
  • Explain thermal transfer in terms of energy changes
  • Calculate energy changes taking place in terms of energy conservation

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Essay question to complete with success criteria

Term 1.2
  • Calculate fuel costs in a domestic context
  • Describe the processes of conduction and radiation
  • Evaluate methods of reducing domestic fuel costs

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Essay question to complete with success criteria

Term 2.1
  • Research different forces and their effects
  • Investigate Hooke's Law
  • Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Data analysis task

Term 2.2
  • Describe the quantitative relationship between speed, distance and time
  • Construct a distance-time graph
  • Explain the relative motion between two objects

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Graph drawing task

Term 3.1
  • Describe the features of a wave (wavelength, amplitude etc.)
  • Compare the properties of light and sound waves

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Data analysis task

Term 3.2
  • Investigate the ways in which mirrors and lenses function
  • Link the colour of light to the properties of its wave
  • Explain the relative refraction of different colours of light

ASSESSMENT

End of unit test comprising of long and short style questions

HOMEWORK

Essay question to complete with success criteria

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Describe the basic components of a circuit using correct terminology
  • Measure current flow in series and parallel circuits.
  • Understand differences in resistance between conductors and insulators.

ASSESSMENT

Write a conclusion to explain differences in current flow around parallel and series circuits.

HOMEWORK

Exam style questions to further learning of electrical circuits.

Term 1.2
  • Investigate magnetic fields and link to the dynamo effect
  • Explain why the Earth can be considered as a magnetic and state how we use this in our everyday life
  • Define an electromagnetic field

ASSESSMENT

Exam style test question paper to assess term 1.

HOMEWORK

Practise exam style questions.

Term 2.1
  • Describe the similarities and differences between solids, liquids and gases
  • Link the particle model to the properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • Explain the internal changes occurring within a structure relating to temperature change

ASSESSMENT

Levelled task to describe the properties and arrangement of particles of a material in each state of matter.

HOMEWORK

Exam style question.

Term 2.2
  • Describe Brownian motion
  • Describe the structural changes occurring during changes of state
  • Explain how internal energy is stored within a solid

ASSESSMENT

Exam style test paper.

HOMEWORK

Exam style practice questions.

Term 3.1
  • Qualitatively describe the gravitational attraction between the Earth and the Moon
  • Calculate the weight of an object from its mass and gravitational field strength
  • Explain the changes in gravitational field strength on other planets

ASSESSMENT

N/A

HOMEWORK

Exam style questions to practise.

Term 3.2
  • Describe the structure of our solar system
  • Account for the changes of seasons and length of day on different parts of Earth
  • Explain what we mean by a light year

ASSESSMENT

End of term test using exam style questions

HOMEWORK

Exam style practice questions.

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
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Term 1.2
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Term 2.1
  • Calculate the kinetic energy of an object using the equation
    kinetic energy = 0.5 × mass × speed squared
  • Calculate the change in gravitational potential energy of an object using the equation
    GPE =mass x gravitational field strength x height
  • Calculate the elastic potential energy of a system using the equation
    elastic potential energy = 0.5 x spring constant x extension squared

ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be a written exam. The content of the exam will be based on GCSE questions and will examine work covered since the start of year 9

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.

Additional / informal homework may be given at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 2.2
  • Investigate the specific heat capacity of one or more materials (Required practical 13)
  • Definition of specific heat capacity
  • Calculate the change in thermal energy of a system using the equation
    change in thermal energy = mass × specific heat capacity x temperature

ASSESSMENT

Assessment will be a written exam. The content of the exam will be based on GCSE questions and will examine work covered since the start of year 9.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.
Additional/ informal homework may be given at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 3.1
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Term 3.2
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Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Research appropriate information for Physics coursework.
  • Plan an investigation that will allow you to draw conclusions regarding your given hypothesis for the Physics coursework.
  • Analyse and evaluate results from the investigation for the Physics coursework.

ASSESSMENT

Coursework produced will form the assessment grade for Term 1.1

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 1.2
  • Evaluate how solar energy can be used, in a sustainable way, to provide us with some of our energy needs.
  • Calculate the efficiency of electrical appliances and power stations.
  • Explain how power stations work and how energy is transported to our homes and factories.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 2.1
  • Recall objects that are to be found in the Universe and the relative sizes and nature of planets, stars, comets, meteors, galaxies and black holes. Identify the relative positions of the Earth, Sun and planets.
  • Higher students to begin to explain orbits in terms of circular motion and centripetal force.
  • Learn that the distances in space are enormous and are measured in light-years.
  • Learn that exploration of space is problematic and to compare the advantages and disadvantages of manned and unmanned spacecraft.
  • Compare how information from space is returned to the Earth for further study.
  • Investigate how a collision between two planets can result in an Earth Moon system.
  • Investigate the origin of asteroids, the evidence of their impact on the Earth and possible consequences of an asteroid collision.
    Describe Near Earth Objects (NEOs), the difficulties of observing them and study their journey through our solar system. How can the threat of NEOs be reduced?
  • Consider how our understanding of the Universe has changed over time as new theories and observations have been accepted by the scientific community.
  • Recall the Big Bang theory and evaluate the evidence used to support it.
  • Describe how a star changes over the course of it's existence.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in term 1 and term 2.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.
Additional / informal homework may be set at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 2.2
  • Research appropriate information for Physics coursework.
  • Plan an investigation that will allow you to draw conclusions regarding your given hypothesis for the Physics coursework.
  • Analyse and evaluate results from the investigation for the Physics coursework.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in term 1 and term 2.
Additional / informal homework may be set at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.
Additional / informal homework may be set at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 3.1
  • Understand how speed can be measured and calculated.
  • How distance and time can be graphically represented.
  • Calculate acceleration and graphically study changes in speeds.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 3 content.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.

Term 3.2
  • Explain why objects move in certain ways depending on the forces acting upon them.
  • Understand the effects of forces on braking and the factors which affect stopping distances.Link different power ratings, fuel consumption, engine size costs to associated environmental issues about car use.
  • Describe how energy is transferred when work is done and that power is how quickly energy is transferred.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 3 content.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.

Year 10 (additional)

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand how speed can be measured and calculated and how distance and time can be graphically represented.
  • Calculate acceleration and graphically study changes in speeds.
  • Understand the effects of forces on braking and the factors which affect stopping distances.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 1.2
  • Link different power ratings, fuel consumption, engine size costs to associated environmental issues about car use.
  • Explain collisions in terms of energy, acceleration, force and momentum.
  • Explain why objects move in certain ways depending on the forces acting upon them.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 2.1
  • Explain collisions in terms of energy, acceleration, force and momentum.
  • Explain why objects move in certain ways depending on the forces acting upon them.
  • Understand the science of theme rides, including calculating kinetic and gravitational potential energies.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in term 1 and term 2.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.
Additional / informal homework may be set at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 2.2
  • Investigate the causes of electrostatic charges and how electrostatic phenomena are used in everyday situations.
  • Understand the principles of fuses and earthing.
  • Recall properties of longitudinal waves, and investigate some of the medical uses of ultrasound.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in term 1 and term 2.

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.
Additional / informal homework may be set at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Term 3.1
  • Understand the science of theme rides, including calculating kinetic and gravitational potential energies.
  • Explain ideas about electrostatics and describe the problems caused by them.
  • Evaluate some of the uses of statics, both in medicine and everyday life.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in P3 Radiation for life (sections a, b, c & d)

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.

Term 3.2
  • Explain uses of radioisotopes include tracers, smoke alarms, cancer treatment and radioactive dating.
  • Describe how radiation is used in medicine.
  • Explain the process of nuclear fission and
    how the energy produced can be harnessed to produce electricity.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style questions to assess all work covered in P3 Radiation for life (sections e, f, g & h)

HOMEWORK

One formal homework will be issued this half term that will require students to answer GCSE questions.

Year 11 (additional)

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand how speed can be measured and calculated and how distance and time can be graphically represented.
  • Calculate acceleration and graphically study changes in speeds.
  • Understand the effects of forces on braking and the factors which affect stopping distances.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 1.2
  • Link different power ratings, fuel consumption, engine size costs to associated environmental issues about car use.
  • Explain collisions in terms of energy, acceleration, force and momentum.
  • Explain why objects move in certain ways depending on the forces acting upon them.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess Term 1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 2.1
  • Understand the science of theme rides, including calculating kinetic and gravitational potential energies.
  • Explain ideas about electrostatics and describe the problems caused by them.
  • Evaluate some of the uses of statics, both in medicine and everyday life.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 and term 2.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 2.2
  • Understand the principles of fuses and earthing.
  • Recall properties of longitudinal waves, and investigate some of the medical uses of ultrasound.
  • Explore the properties and uses of nuclear radiation.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 and term 2 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 3.1
  • Explain uses of radioisotopes include tracers, smoke alarms, cancer treatment and radioactive dating.
  • Describe how radiation is used in medicine.
  • Explain the process of nuclear fission and
    how the energy produced can be harnessed to produce electricity.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1, term 2 and term 3.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 3.2
  • Create flash cards and mind maps to revise key concepts covered this year in preparation for external GCSE exams.
  • Interpret data to prepare for the data and analysis questions in the external exams.
  • Use past papers and mark schemes develop and extend understanding in preparation for the external exams.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess the whole years content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper

Year 11 (further additional)

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Explain what satellites are, their uses, including communications and satellite TV, and the physics behind what keeps them in the correct orbit.
  • Calculate various properties of moving objects using the equations of motion, including those moving in a parabolic manner.
  • Understand conservation of momentum and apply this principle to collisions of objects.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess Term 1.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 1.2
  • Describe diffraction and link the diffraction effect to the size of the gap the wave is passing through
  • Explain both the wave and particle theory of light and relate this to various properties of light waves.
  • Explain specific phenomena relating to light by using scientific theories, models and ideas

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess Term 1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 2.1
  • Explain uses of optical devices, including properties of real and virtual images.
  • Recall Ohm's Law and apply this to a variety of situations.
  • Explain the function of various electrical components and calculate related values.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess Term 1 and Term 2.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper

Term 2.2
  • Describe and explain the choices society has made about acceptable uses of new technology.
  • Develop ideas about how truth tables are used to show how logic gates can be combined.
  • Explain how the magnetic effect of an electric current and magnetic fields interact to produce the movement needed for a motor.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1 and term 2 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 3.1
  • Explain how an AC generator works, including the action of slip-rings and brushes.
  • Develop ideas about transformers as devices which change voltage or isolate a supply.
  • Explore ideas about the use of diodes and capacitors to obtain a constant DC
    output.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess term 1, term 2 and term 3.1 content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper.

Term 3.2
  • Create flash cards and mind maps to revise key concepts covered this year in preparation for external GCSE exams.
  • Interpret data to prepare for the data and analysis questions in the external exams.
  • Use past papers and mark schemes develop and extend understanding in preparation for the external exams.

ASSESSMENT

Controlled assessment using exam style question to assess the whole years content.

HOMEWORK

Data and analysis exam style questions from a past exam paper