This is an overview of the Science curriculum at Workington Academy.

Subject Science
Autumn Term Winter Term Summer Term
Key Stage 3
Year 7 Biology•Cells

•Body Systems

•Reproduction

Chemistry•Particles

•Elements and Compounds

•Reactions

•Acids and Alkalis

Physics•Forces

•Light

•Sound

•Space

Year 8 Biology

  • Health
  • Ecosystems
  • Adaption and Inheritance

 

Chemistry

  • The Periodic Table
  • Separation Techniques
  • Metals and Acids
  • The Earth

 

Physics

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Energy
  • Motion and Pressure

 

Year 9 Biology

  • Diet and Exercise
  • Defence Against Infectious Disease
  • The Nervous System
  • Control in the Body
  • Control in Plants
  • Drugs

 

Chemistry

  • Atoms
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Extracting Metals
  • Alloys
  • Properties and Uses of Metals
  • Crude Oil

 

Physics

  • Kinetic Theory
  • Energy Transfer by Heating
  • Heating and Insulating Buildings
  • Energy Transfers and Efficiency
  • Transferring Electrical Energy

 

Key Stage 4
Exam Board AQA
Course Title Triple Sciences
Year 10 & 11 Biology

  • Dissolved Substances
  • Gaseous Exchange
  • Exchange Systems in Plants
  • The Blood System
  • Transport Systems in Plants
  • Removal of Waste and Water Control
  • Temperature Control
  • Sugar Control
  • Waste from Human Activity
  • Deforestation & Destruction of Peat Areas
  • Biofuels
  • Food Production

 

Chemistry

  • The Early Periodic Table
  • The Modern Periodic Table
  • Trends within the Periodic Table
  • Hard and Soft Water
  • Purifying Water
  • Energy from Reactions
  • Analysing Substances
  • Making Ammonia
  • Alcohols, Carboxylic Acids and Esters

 

Physics

  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Lenses
  • The Eye
  • Other Applications Using Light
  • Centre of Mass
  • Moments
  • Hydraulics
  • Circular Motion
  • The Motor Effect
  • Transformers

 

Core Science
Year 10 & 11 Biology

  • Adaptation
  • Energy in Biomass
  • Nutrient Cycles and Decay
  • Why Organisms are Different
  • Reproduction
  • Evolution

 

Chemistry

  • Substances from Crude Oil
  • Polymers
  • Ethanol
  • Plant Oils and their Uses
  • The Earth and Atmosphere

 

Physics

  • Generating Electricity
  • General Properties of Waves
  • Reflection
  • Sound
  • Red-shift

 

Additional Science
Year 10 & 11 Biology

  • Cells and Simple Cell Transport
  • Organs and Organ Systems
  • Photosynthesis
  • Organisms and their Environment
  • Proteins – their Functions and Uses
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic Respiration
  • Cell Division and Inheritance
  • Speciation

 

Chemistry

  • Structure and Bonding
  • Structure versus Properties and Uses
  • Atomic Structure, Analysis and Quantitative Chemistry
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • Electrolysis

 

Physics

  • Forces, Motion and Energy
  • Momentum
  • Static Electricity
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Household Electricity
  • Current Charge and Power
  • Atoms and Radiation

Nuclear Fission & Fusion

Key Stage 5
Exam Board AQA
Chemistry Unit 1: Foundation ChemistryUnit 2 – Chemistry in Action

Unit 3 – Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Chemistry

Unit 4 – Kinetics, Equilibria and Organic Chemistry

Unit 5 – Energetics, Redox and Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 6 – Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry

Biology Unit 1 – Biology and diseaseUnit 2 The variety of living organisms

Unit 3 – Investigative and practical skills in AS Biology

Unit 4 – Populations and environment

Unit 5 – Control in cells and in organisms

Unit 6 – Investigative and practical skills in A2 Biology

Physics Unit 1: Particles, Quantum Phenomena and ElectricityUnit 2: Mechanics, Materials and Waves

Unit 3: Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics

Unit 4: Fields and Further Mechanics

Unit 5: Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and an Optional Topic

Unit 6: Investigative and Practical Skills in A2 Physics