Science
“Everybody is a Genius.
But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live It’s Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid”
Albert Einstein
At Ellesmere Park we want students to love learning science. Our 5year curriculum is designed to allow students to gain fundamental knowledge of scientific principles and then apply this knowledge to higher level concepts. We want students to study science as a whole rather than as the separate disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics so that they are able to understand how the world of science is connected. We want students to gain knowledge to be able to answer questions about the science that is all around them and be able to use this to evaluate the impact humans are having on the world we live in. To do this we ensure that students experience regular hands on, practical lessons where they are able to explain causes for their results, predict patterns and ask further questions about how this relates to the real world.
5Year Science Curriculum overview, please see attachment below.
For more information about our Science curriculum, please contact the Head of Department at emma.palin@conciliumat.com
Year 7
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1 
Cells, atoms and the particle model 
Students will:

Autumn 2 
Energy 
Students will:

Spring 1 
Reproduction 
Students will:

Spring 2 
Forces 
Students will:

Summer 1 
Separating Mixtures 
Students will:

Summer 2 
Ecosystems 
Students will:

Year 8
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1 
Light and sound waves 
Students will:

Autumn 2 
Acids, alkali’s and the periodic table 
Students will:

Spring 1 
Organ systems 
Students will:

Spring 2 
Electricity and magnetism 
Students will:

Summer 1 
Photosynthesis and the atmosphere 
Students will:

Summer 2 
Motion and space 
Students will:

Year 9
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1 
Chemical reactions 
Students will:

Autumn 2  Spring 1 
Matter and pressure 
Students will:

Spring 2  Summer 1 
Inheritance 
Students will:

Summer 2 
Electromagnetic waves 
Students will:

Year 10
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1  Spring 1 
Transport over larger distances

Students will:

Spring 2  Summer 1 
Explaining change 
Students will:

Summer 2 
Building blocks for understanding 
Students will:

Year 11
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1  Spring 1 
Interactions over small and large distances

Students will:

Spring 2 
Guiding spaceship Earth to a sustainable future 
Students will:

Summer 12 
Revision and GCSE exams 
AQA Synergy GCSE Combined science
Papers 3 and 4:

Student studying Separate science GCSE.
This is a bespoke qualification in each of the disciples
Year 10
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 12 
Atomic structure and the periodic table

In Chemistry students will:

Spring 1 
Bonding, structure and properties of matter

In Chemistry students will:

Spring 2 
Quantitative chemistry

In Chemistry students will:

Summer 12 
Chemical changes

In Chemistry students will:

Year 11
Term  Focus  Student Outcomes 

Autumn 1 
Energy changes and

In Chemistry students will:

Autumn 2 
Organic chemistry

In Chemistry students will:

Spring 1 
Chemical analysis and

In Chemistry students will:

Spring 2 
Using resources

In Chemistry students will:
