Year 9 Science
Year 9 science at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, is taught in ability sets. Students will build upon skills and concepts met in year 7 and 8 to develop their scientific understanding and application and begin the GCSE specification. Some concepts will be revisited and scientific skills will be developed in different contexts, so pupils are well prepared for the Required Practical element of GCSE. All pupils are taught by enthusiastic and committed science specialists.
Science Curriculum - GCSE AQA Science
We follow a broad range of lessons and activities from each of the three science disciplines, taught by subject specialists. In order to ensure completion of the GCSE Science courses, pupils begin the GCSE course in year 9 and are taught those units that are common to the Separate Sciences and Trilogy Combined Science, so that pupils are well prepared to make option choices in February.
|THE MAGIC OF THE CELL||ATOMS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE||WAVES|
|BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS||THE ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE||MORE ELECTRIC CIRCUITS|
|FLOATING AND SINKING|
|MAGNETS AND ELECTROMAGNETS|
How you will study
In 3 hours of lessons each week you will study and learn largely by activity, discussion and practice.
You will share your ideas and understanding with your peers and be encouraged to work to the best of your ability.
As you complete each unit of work, you will also complete interim assessments and end of unit tests. The results of these will map your progress and provide targets to aim for to improve and will help you make the right choice for the study of the sciences at GCSE, either Triple Science (3 separate sciences for 3 GCSE qualifications in 14 hours per fortnight) or Combined Science (3 sciences studied for 2 GCSE qualifications in 9 hours per fortnight)
Please contact the Science subject leader, Mrs. Michelle Thwaites at school if you require any further details.