Science

For an outline of the Science curriculum by year group, please see our Curriculum Guides.

Revision - Autumn term 2017

S8 ECC - click here

Summer Holiday work 2017

S7 Summer Holiday Work - click here

Year 7 Summer Holiday Work - click here

Summer Revision 2017

Year 7

All pupils sitting Science examinations after the half term break have been issued with instructions for their holiday revision.

They have also been given a copy of the Science Revision Programme which consists of a list of ALL the topics taught in the previous years.  Revision should therefore include all the topics studied so far.

Past question papers and mark schemes have also been provided to supplement their revision.

S7

Pupils have been given a sample Science CASE (Common Academic Scholarship Examination) paper and mark scheme.  The objective in this is to give a flavour of the type of question that they will have in their Assessment on returning to school.  There is no compulsion to do the paper and in fact it will contain some items that we have yet to cover.  The style of the paper is different from the modified CE papers they have already encountered.  

The CASE paper combines questions from all three disciplines and the total time allowed to complete the paper is 90 minutes.  Good time management is therefore key in gaining the maximum marks out of the paper.

From a revision point of view our recommendation is to learn all the work that we have covered this year and also that covered in Year 6. The suggested topics for revision relating to the revision guide provided last term are also attached.​

Science Revision Guides for S7 (Includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Year 8

All pupils sitting Science examinations after half term have been issued with instructions for their holiday revision.

They have also been given a copy of the Science Revision Programme which consists of a list of ALL the topics taught in the previous years.  Revision should therefore include all the topics studied so far.

Past question papers and mark schemes have also been provided to supplement their revision.

 

General Resources

Pupils should make full use of their past exercise books, the Revisions Guides and the websites listed on the Science Revision programme.

All Years 7 & 8 pupils have been issued with three textbooks from the school library for reference:  “Spectrum Biology”, “Spectrum Chemistry” and “Spectrum Physics”.  These textbooks should be kept at home for the duration of the Common Entrance course and returned to the library after completion of the final CE examination.

 

 

 

Useful Science Links
http://www.hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk/skeletons/ Living Things:  Skeletons and skulls for animals Year  4       
Lifehttp://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/
client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/index.htm
Living Things:  Life Cycle of Plants Year 4
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/crocs/clickable/anat-flash.html Living Things:  Adaptations - Crocodiles             
Year 5
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index_
interactivebody.shtml
Living Things:  Interactive Human Body for KS3
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/fire_flash.html
Materials: Combustion - on Fire for KS3
http://www.forgefx.com/casestudies/prenticehall/ph/
solar_system/solarsystem.htm
      
Physical Processes:  Solar System Simulation    Year 5
supascience
Supascience For CE Revision

INTEL science link

Interactive Biology, Chemistry and Physics pages.  For KS3
http://www.footprints-science.co.uk/ Science Animations For KS3
http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/anim_1.htm All topics Years 7 & 8
(and staff starters or plenary)
learn anytime General Topics
All years
scibermonkey Search engine All years
think energy        
Energy Heat Transfer, etc Years 5 - 8
://www.hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk/skeletons/  Living Things:  Skeletons and skulls for animals                                             Year  4