All will succeed. Science is full of phenomena, which stretch far and wide beyond the classroom. Teaching and learning at Gloucester Academy will equip our students with the essential skills and capacity to learn in order to deepen our understanding of the changing world around us. Curiosity and intrigue are paramount, with enthusiasm and effort the key to success.
Animal & Plant Cells – Microscopes – Organisation – Specialised Cells – Unicellular Organisms – Diffusion – Osmosis – Respiratory System – Exercise & the Body – Smoking & Asthma – Food Groups – Energy in Food – Digestive System & Enzymes
Project 3 – Matter 1
States of Matter – Changing States – Heating & Cooling Curves – Dissolving – Mixtures – Filtration – Evaporation – Distillation - Chromatography
Project 4 – Matter 2
Atoms, Elements & Molecules – Compounds – Periodic Table of Elements – Atomic Structure – Group 1 Properties – Group 8 Elements – Properties of Metals & Non-metals – Reaction of Metals & Acids – Reactivity Series & Displacement - Polymers
Project 3 – Chemistry Unit 8 Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table
Atoms, Elements & Compounds – Chemical equations – Mixtures & Chromatography – Distillation – History of the Atom – Electronic Structure – Development of the Periodic Table – Metals & Non-metals – Group 1 Elements – Group 7 Elements – Group 0 Elements
Project 4 – Physics Unit 18 Energy
Energy Stores & Systems – Kinetic & Potential Energy Stores – Specific Heat Capacity – Conservation of Energy & Power – Reducing unwanted energy transfers – Efficiency – Energy Resources & their Uses – Wind, Solar & Geothermal – Hydroelectricity, Waves & Tides – Biofuels & Non-renewables – Trends in Energy Resource use
Purity & Formulations – Paper Chromatography – Tests for Gases
Project 7 – Physics Unit 24 Magnetism & Electromagnetism
Permanent & Induced Magnets – Electromagnetism – The Motor Effect – Electric Motors
Project 8 – Chemistry Unit 16 Chemistry of the Atmosphere
The Evolution of the Atmosphere – Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change – Carbon Footprints – Air Pollution
Project 9 – Chemistry Unit 17 Using Resources
Finite & Renewable Resources – Reuse & Recycling – Life Cycle Assessments – Potable Water – Waste Water Treatment
Best Way to Revise Science
Use the ANSWER Method. A = Ask questions, N = No cramming, S = Switch between topics, W = Words and visuals, E = Examples, R = Retrieval practice.
Use practice papers and mark schemes to see what you can remember and understand.
Make keyword glossaries and check that you can remember them by asking someone else to test you or by using flash cards.
Create model answers for six-mark questions and then memorise them.
Attend revision sessions regularly.
Convert diagrams into written explanations and vice versa.
Write down as much as you know about a topic and then check it using your revision guide or exercise book.
Do a little bit every day to avoid cramming at the end.
You will need to memorise a lot of information, so use revision programmes such as Tassomai, Gojimo, and Memrise to check that it’s in your head.
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