KS3

Science

Names of staff, role & contact details

Dr J Bradburn
Subject Leader
jbn@baines.lancs.sch.uk 

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader
glm@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader
jhu@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J Tilley
SGT Intervention Lead
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science

hba@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr T Hallsworth

Teacher of Science
Teacher of Science
Teacher of Science

Year 7

Term 1
Organisms – Movement and Cells
Matter – Particle Model and Separation mixtures
Forces – Speed and Gravity
Energy – Energy Costs and energy transfers

Term 2
Ecosystems – Interdependence and plant reproduction
Reactions – Metals and non-metals
Electromagnets – Voltage, resistance and current

Term 3
Genes – Variation and Human Reproduction
Earth – Earth Structure and universe
Waves – Sound and Light

Year 8

Term 1
Organisms – Breathing and digestion
Matter – Periodic table and Elements
Forces – Contact forces and Pressure
Energy – Work and Heating and cooling

Term 2
Ecosystems – Respiration and photosynthesis
Reactions – Chemical energy and Types of reaction
Electromagnets – Magnetism and Electromagnets

Term 3
Genes – Evolution and Inheritance
Earth- Climate and earth resources
Waves – Wave effects and wave properties

Year 9

In Year 9 our Science department begin GCSE content. Please refer to the GCSE curriculum for information on this.

How and when is my child assessed?

The science department assess pupils in years 7 and 8 every half-term following the Lancashire Assessment model. Over the course of an academic year we assess ‘Working Scientifically’ skills alongside knowledge and understanding of the scientific content, culminating in an end-of-year examination.