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Park High School

Park High School

Year 9

Autumn

Working scientifically

How do we investigate scientific questions?

Working scientifically is a theme that underpins all our science courses and aspects of it will appear in all topics throughout the year.

Students plan and carry out lines of enquiry to test predictions; they select appropriate techniques, apparatus and materials. Students develop skills in observations data handling and more sophistication in interpreting observations and data.

End of key stage three exam

Students will sit an end of key stage exam after half term which will cover all aspects of their science learning from yr7 through 8 to the present. Students will be expected to hone their revision skills in preparation for this important stage in their science learning.

GCSE Transition: In the transition series students will be allowed to consolidate knowledge and skills gained in the key stage three course. The topics include some “Engage” class debates and discussions which provide opportunities for students to progress in their knowledge from simpler details to more complex ideas, encouraging students to achieve mastery of their science.

New technology

Students will study about New technology covering variation and evolution, genetics, nanoparticles, fuels, catalysts, formulas and equations, the electromagnetic spectrum, electricity, light and the solar system.

Detection

Students will learn about the techniques for detecting suspects such as fingerprinting, DNA, Blood, rate of decomposition, separation techniques, properties of different substances. Microscopy. They will also learn about Detection in space using light, the electromagnetic spectrum and atomic structure.

Spring

Working scientifically

How do we investigate scientific questions?

Students plan and carry out lines of enquiry to test predictions; they select appropriate techniques, apparatus and materials. Students develop skills in observations data handling and more sophistication in interpreting observations and data.

GCSE transition:

Turning points

Students will learn about antibiotics, vaccinations, crick and Watsons work on DNA, Darwin and other theories of evolution fossil evidence, Mendeleev and the periodic table, Changes in the theories in the structure of the atom and discovery of radiation.  The solar system and forces as well as electromagnetic induction, electricity and magnetism. 

GCSE Trilogy and Separate Sciences

Students will complete 2-3 units of their GCSE courses

GCSE Biology Unit B1

In this module on Cells and Organisation, students will study cell structure and transport, cell division, organisation and the digestive system and organisation in animals and plants.

Summer

Working scientifically

How do we investigate scientific questions?

Students plan and carry out lines of enquiry to test predictions; they select appropriate techniques, apparatus and materials. Students develop skills in observations data handling and more sophistication in interpreting observations and data.

GCSE Chemistry Unit C1

In this module on Atoms, Bonding and Moles, students will study atomic structure, the periodic table, structure and bonding and chemical calculations.

GCSE Physics Unit P1

In this module on Energy and Energy Resources, students will study conservation and dissipation of energy, energy transfer by heating and energy resources.

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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