Department Staff:
 
Subject Leader: 
Mr Marc Davies
 
Mathematics Teacher Key Stage 3, 4 & 5: 
Mr Marc Davies, Mr Steve Wilshaw, Mr Paul Greene, Miss Leana Stansfield
 
Key Stage 3: Year 7
 
 Term 1: Use scientific instruments to measure. Study of cells, tissues and organs
 Term 2: Properties of solids, liquids and gases. Conservation of energy and the different ways that can store energy.
 Term 3: How renewable energy resources are used to generate electricity.
Developing new technologies that can lead to more efficient use of energy.
Acids and alkalis.
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1:
Practical assessment: Which type of cup will keep the tea hot for the longest period of time?
Test Cells tissues and organs. 
Practical assessment: Building a model of a cell
 Term 2: Test: The properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Investigation: dissolve jelly.
Investigation: energy conversion in a steam engine.
 Term 3: Test: Advantages and disadvantages of using renewable and non-renewable energy resources.
booklet containing examples of new technologies that make more efficient use of energy.
Investigation Camdreulio.

Key Stage 3: Year 8
 
 Term 1: How food is used by the body as fuel.
A balanced diet is needed for good health.
The difference between chemical and physical changes.
The forces in devices and their relationship to work done and power.
 Term 2: The properties of sustainable resources.
Practical techniques for separation of mixtures. 
 Term 3: The interdependence of organisms.
How and why food webs are affected by environmental factors.
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Practical investigation: Which food contains the most energy?
Metal Displacement Investigation.
Parachute Investigation.
 Term 2: Test: Separating Mixtures.
Investigation Practical to separate Mixtures.
 Term 3: Investigation to create own food web.
Key Stage 3: Year 9
 
 Term 1: The behaviour of current in electrical circuits.
How familiar devices/machines work by using electricity, light sound and other energy transfers
 Term 2: Investigations into patterns of behaviour of elements and compounds and their use to describe and predict their behaviour in chemical reactions.
The effect of human activity on the global environment
 Term 3: Starting GCSE / BTEC Courses.
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Practical Investigation: Which fruit produces the highest voltage?
Test: Electrical Circuits, Investigation - How wreath work?
Investigation practical: Reactivity of metals.
 Term 2: Project - The impact of human activities on global warming.
Penguin investigation.
 Term 3: Starting GCSE / BTEC Courses.

SKILLS

Mental Development: planning, developing and reflecting, communication, development, Information Technology, problem solving, working with others, improving the performance of self and others.


AIMING HIGHER

Asking questions are independent of the various subjects studied and try to find the answer themselves. investigation is the process of planning a pupil should aim to give a reason for predictions using scientific knowledge. pupil should aim to presented in graphical form suitable outcome and be able to describe the pattern seen in the graph.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES
 
www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/tacteg
www.iop.org/
www.rsc.org
www.youtube.com
www.sciCymru.co.uk
https://www.societyofbiology.org/