Science

For more information regarding the curriculum please contact: Science@blaconhigh.cheshire.sch.uk

Head of Department: Mrs L Cockburn

Science Teacher:Mr J Lacey (Assistant Headteacher)
Science Teacher: Mr P Evans
Science Teacher: Mrs S Andrews
Science Teacher: Mrs A Jones

Teacher Assistant: Mrs G Thorpe
Science Technician: Mrs K Cunningham

Year 7 Biology B1

Cells
  • Observing Cells (Using a Microscope)
  • Plant and animal cells
  • Specialised cells
  • Movement of substances (diffusion and osmosis)
  • Unicellular organisms
  • Structure and function of body systems
Structure and function of body systems
  • The levels of organisation in organisms (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and organisms)
  • Gas exchange
  • Breathing
  • Skeleton
  • Movement: joints
  • Movement: muscles
Reproduction
  • Adolescence
  • Reproductive systems
  • Fertilisation and implantation
  • Development of a fetus
  • The menstrual cycle
  • Flowers and pollination
  • Fertilisation and germination
  • Seed dispersal

Year 7 Chemistry C1

Particles and their behaviour

  • The particle model
  • States of matter
  • Melting and freezing
  • Boiling
  • Linking changes of state
  • Diffusion
  • Gas pressure

Elements, atoms and compounds

  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Atoms
  • Compounds
  • Chemical formulae

Reactions

  • Chemical reactions
  • Word equations
  • Burning fuels
  • Thermal decomposition
  • Conservation of mass
  • Exothermic and endothermic reactions

Acids and alkalis

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Indicators and pH
  • Neutralisation
  • Making Salts

Year 7 Physics P1

Forces

  • Introduction to forces
  • Squashing and stretching
  • Drag forces and friction
  • Forces at a distance
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces

Sound

  • Waves
  • Vibrations and energy transfer
  • Loudness and pitch
  • Detecting sound
  • Echoes and ultrasound

Light

  • Light
  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • The camera and the eye
  • Colour

Space

  • The night sky
  • The Solar System
  • The Earth
  • The Moon

Year 8 Biology B2

Health and lifestyle

  • Nutrients
  • Food tests
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Digestive System
  • Bacteria and enzymes in digestion
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking

Ecosystem processes

  • Photosynthesis
  • Leaves
  • Plant minerals
  • Chemosynthesis
  • Aerobic respiration
  • Anaerobic respiration
  • Food chains and webs
  • Disruption to food chains and webs
  • Ecosystems

Adaptation and inheritance

  • Competition and adaptation
  • Adapting to change
  • Variation
  • Continuous and discontinuous variation
  • Inheritance
  • Natural Selection
  • Extinction

Year 8 Chemistry C2

The Periodic Table

  • Metals and non-metals
  • Groups and periods
  • The elements of Group 1
  • The elements of Group 7
  • The elements of Group 0

Separation techniques

  • Mixtures
  • Solutions
  • Solubility
  • Filtration
  • Evaporation and distillation
  • Chromatography

Metals and acids

  • Acids and metals
  • Metals and oxygen
  • Metals and water
  • Metal displacement reactions
  • Extracting metals
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers
  • Composites

The Earth

  • The Earth and its atmosphere
  • Sedimentary rocks
  • Igneous and metamorphic rocks
  • The rock cycle
  • The carbon cycle
  • Climate change
  • Recycling

Year 8 Physics P2

Electricity and magnetism

  • Electrical charge
  • Circuits and current
  • Potential difference
  • Series and parallel
  • Resistance
  • Magnets and magnetic fields
  • Electromagnets
  • Using electromagnets

Energy

  • Food and fuels
  • Energy adds up
  • Energy and temperature
  • Energy transfer: particles
  • Energy transfer: radiation
  • Energy resources
  • Energy and power
  • Work, energy and machines

Motion and pressure

  • Speed
  • Motion graphs
  • Pressure in gases
  • Pressure in liquids
  • Pressure on solids
  • Turning forces