Oxford Academy

Year 7 and 8 - Science

Students in year 7 and 8 follow a tailor made mastery course which develops scientific knowledge, thought and skills. At home they should focus on learning the question and answers they are given for each topic to prepare them for lessons when they will apply this knowledge and practice their scientific skills. They should also review their skills success criteria at home for each unit they study, to identify where they need to focus their efforts in lessons. They expected to use both of these documents to prepare for lessons and review their learning in lessons.

If you would like more information about year 7 and 8, please contact Mrs Katie Braham at katie.braham@theoxfordacademy.org.uk.

 

Year 7

Year 7s have 9 hours of science teaching a fortnight. In year 7 the students build on their skills from primary school to accelerate them to the standard expected from them by the end of secondary school science.  Students will re-visit some previous concepts, build on their understanding and learn new topics. 

 

The year 7 students will have a factual learning homework (preparation) and an online revision homework (review) every two weeks, as well a project homework (preparation and review) for each of their teachers per term. They will learn new revision techniques and learning skills in their science learning skills lesson every two weeks to support them with their homework.

 

The topics for 2017-18 are below.

Term

Topics delivered

Links

Term 1          

Particle model
Variation

Particle model questions and answers

Particle model success criteria

Variation questions and answers

Variation success criteria

Term 2

Particle model
Cells 

Science Experiments

Light

Cells questions and answers

Cells success criteria

Experiment questions and answers

Experiment booklet with success criteria in

Light questions and answers

Light success criteria

Term 3

Separating mixtures
Light

Separating mixtures questions and answers

Separating mixtures model success criteria

Term 4

Separating mixtures
Magnetism

Magnetism questions and answers

Magnetism success criteria

 

Term 5

 

Rates of reaction
Forces

Rates of reaction questions and answers

Rates of reaction success criteria

Forces questions and answers

Forces success criteria

Term 6

Forces
Revision

Revision      : all topics questions and answers and skills    

Year 8

Students also have 9 hours of science a fortnight in year 8. They will continue to build on their scientific knowledge and skills this year with lots of opportunities do to full investigations across the topics learnt in year 8. Students focus on the details behind the big ideas in science and build on the complexity of concepts covered in year 7.

The year 8 students will have a factual learning homework (preparation) and an online revision homework (review) every two weeks, as well a project homework (preparation and review) for each of their teachers per term. They will learn new revision techniques and learning skills in their science learning skills lesson every two weeks to support them with their homework.

Term

Topics delivered

 

Term 1

Periodic Table
Human reproduction

Periodic table questions and answers

Periodic table success criteria

Human reproduction questions and answers

Human reproduction success criteria

Term 2

Elements questions and answers

Elements success criteria

Speed questions and answers

Speed success criteria

 

Elements questions and answers

Elements success criteria

Speed questions and answers

Speed success criteria

Term 3

Rates of reaction
Magnetism
Electricity

Rates of reaction questions and answers

Rates of reaction success criteria

Magnetism questions and answers

Magnetism success criteria

Electricity questions and answers

Electricity success criteria

Term 4

Types of reaction
Electricity
Digestion

Types of reactions questions and answers

Types of reactions success criteria

Digestion questions and answers 1

Digestion questions and answers 2

Digestion success criteria

Term 5

Types of reaction
Digestion

As above

Term 6

Respiration
Revision

Respiration questions and answers

Respiration success criteria

Revision of all of the questions and answers and skills