YEAR 9 TOPICS

The following is a list of the topics covered in Year 9 Science at Kings’. Pupils will, as in Years 7 and 8, be taught by two teachers: a Double Teacher and a Single Teacher. The subjects continue to be taught as discrete disciplines and, wherever possible, pupils will be taught by a teacher who is a specialist in that subject. The Key Stage 3 course ends after the Autumn Term of Year 9. Following an exam in the January of the academic year,pupils will start Key Stage 4 work and study discrete disciplines at GCSE level. I have attached links to a subtopic where there is further information available on BBC Bitesize for KS3 Science.

B1 - VARIATION

C1 - METALS AND REACTIONS

P1 - FORCES AND THEIR EFFECTS

Heredity and Variation: review of animal and plant cell and fertilisation, transmission of genetic information, continuous and discontinuous variation

Materials: review properties

Types of Forces: review of Year 7 Forces topic, types of forces, units, effects, Hooke’s Law, weight, magnetic force

Oxidation: rusting/corrosion, burning metals - change of mass, ph of metal/non-metal oxides

Genes: development of DNA model, structure of chromosomes, bio-diversity, gene banks

Metal Reactions with Water: patterns in reactivity - links to reactivity series

Forces and Motion: review balanced and unbalanced forces, speed, distance-time graphs, relative motion, forces and change in motion

Natural Selection: review adaptations, differences between and within a species, competition

Metal Reactions with Acid: patterns in reactivity - links to reactivity series

Displacement Reactions: link reactions to reactivity series

Review Gravity and Weight: calculating weight, gravity on different planets, Earth-Sun and Earth-Moon systems, W = m x g

Ecosystems: review Year 7 Environment topic, interdependence, insect pollination of crops,toxic materials

Extraction of Metals: position of carbon in reactivity series, use of carbon in extracting metals, reduction

Hooke’s Law: equation and calculations

Energy Stores and Pathways: review examples, conservation of energy

Pressure including equation: P = F / A

Moment of a force including equation: M = F x d

INFORMATION

YEAR 7 & YEAR 8

YEAR 9