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Year 8 Curriculum Information - Science
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Ecosystem processes
  • Adaptation and inheritance
  • The Periodic table
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Separation techniques
  • Metals and Acids
  • The Earth
  • Electricity and magnetism
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Energy
  • Motion and pressure
  • Working scientifically
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • Each science discipline will have an assessment at the end of each unit, Biology – November, Chemistry – February and Physics – May
  • There will be an end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 8 in June
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a textbook, calculator, ruler, black pen, green pen, pencil, glue and protractor

Home Learning

Homelearning tasks will be set as per the homelearning calendar for Year 8 and will include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key scientific concepts as well as researching new technologies

Reading List
  • Activate 2
    ors: Phillipa Gardom Hulme, Jo Locke, Helen Reynolds
    ISBN 978-0-19-839257-6
  • CGP KS3 Revision guide
    ISBN 978-1-84146385-8
Useful Websites
BBC Bitesize

Year 8 science is taught in school teaching groups 8FTR, 8AR1,8AR2, 8FTB, 8AB1 and 8AB2

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