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Year 7 Science

What will my child study in Science during Year 7?

Students in Year 7 are taught in sets according to ability.

Students study the following topics in Year 7:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Safety in Science


Cells and Photosynthesis



Solutes, Solvents and Solutions

Adaptation, Inheritance and Variation

Electricity and Magnetism

Fuels and Renewable Energy Reproduction

The practical/investigative part of the curriculum is developed in each section of the course.

How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in Science in Year 7?

  • Students’ progress in Science is assessed by formal tests throughout the year.
  • In addition to this, teachers carry out regular assessments within their classes.

What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 7 in Science?

  • Students will be asked to complete around 30 minutes of homework each week.  Homework may involve finishing a piece of classwork, a research project, learning the meanings or spellings of key words or answering questions.

How can I support my child to do well in Science during Year 7?

  • Parents/carers can help by ensuring that homework tasks are completed on time, and encourage your child to use the Kerboodle textbooks and activities on SAM Learning to support their understanding in topics that they find harder.

  • Contact the Director of Science for further information.

What equipment may my child need in addition to the standard school equipment?

  • In addition to the standard items, students should have coloured pencils, a 30cm ruler, scissors, calculator and glue for use in Science.

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions no equipment will be lent to students.

By the end of the year, what would an 'expert' be able to do in Science?

  • Quickly grasp key ideas and concepts.
  • Apply these single ideas in new situations.
  • Design experiments that legitimately test out ideas and provide sufficient, accurate data to make a conclusion.
  • Identify patterns in data using line graphs without help.
  • Frequently make intuitive comments regarding new ideas/concepts.
  • Use models to explain abstract ideas and be able to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?

Information to follow

How will we support those students who were unable to work properly during the school closures and have gaps in their knowledge/understanding?

  • Any gaps in the student’s knowledge or Scientific skills due to lockdown in KS2 will be identified and addressed throughout the year.

Updated September 2021