Science

 

Year 8 Science visitCURRICULUM LEADER: Mrs S Richards

The Science Department at Prince Henry’s Grammar School aims to help students to be aware of the role of science and scientists in everyday life.

 



We want our students to:

  • Gain scientific knowledge and understanding which is of value to them in the wider world
  • Develop their ability to use equipment skillfully within investigations
  • Analyse and evaluate their findings
  • Understand the importance of being scientifically literate in today's world

 

KS3 CURRICULUM

The KS3 curriculum is aimed at developing  the students knowledge and understanding of how science can be used to explain the world around them.

In Year 7 students are taught in mixed ability form groups for four periods per week. This develops the knowledge and skills that underpin the science curriculum.

During Year 8 and Year 9 students are taught in ability sets and build on the skills and knowledge gained in Year 7 at a pace and to a level that is best suited to them.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

Year 7

 

Introduction to science

My body

Acids and alkalis

Energy resources

Reproduction

Chemical reactions

Particles

Electrical circuits

Variation

The environment

Mixtures and solutions

Forces

The solar system

 

Year 8

Cells

Atoms and elements

Heating and cooling

Respiration

Rocks

Environmental chemistry

Microbes

Magnets

Plants

Using chemistry

Light and sound

Electrical energy

 

Year 9

Start of GCSE courses

GCSE courses

GCSE courses

 

 

KS4 and KS5 CURRICULUM

Please follow the links on the left-hand menu for details of the KS4 and KS5 courses offered by the Science department. 

 

ENRICHMENT

The Science department has a weekly Science Club as well as playing an active part in the Otley Science Fair with performances in school. We also take students to the "Golden Bunsen" science challenge and the Faraday Science challenge.