Science

The study of science is an essential aspect of a prosperous and healthy society. At Burlington Danes we aim to foster in students a curious and enthusiastic approach to the wide of range of topics that we cover. From the study of electricity in Year 7 to that of further mechanics in sixth form, we strive to provide all students with a thorough understanding of the necessary material and a confident grasp of practical procedures and exercises. We adapt to the needs of each individual and ensure that all are well equipped to fulfil their academic potential.

KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 7

  • Half Term 1: Solutions/Working Safely, Acids and Alkalis, Acids and Alkalis assessment
  • Half Term 2: Particle Theory, Simple Chemical Reactions, Simple Chemical Reactions assessment Half Term 3: Cells and Body Systems, Reproduction, Reproduction assessment
  • Half Term 4: Variation and Classification, Electricity, Electricity assessment
  • Half Term 5: Forces, Energy, Energy assessment
  • Half Term 6: Revision, exam, project work

YEAR 8

  • Half Term 1: Atoms, Compounds and Mixtures; Rock Cycle; Rock Cycle assessment
  • Half Term 2: Reactions of Metals, Fit and Healthy, Fit and Healthy assessment
  • Half Term 3: Food and Digestion, Respiration, Respiration assessment
  • Half Term 4: Heating and Cooling, Solar System, Solar System assessment
  • Half Term 5: Waves: Light, Waves: Sound, Waves: Sound assessment
  • Half Term 6: Revision, exam, project work

YEAR 9 SETS (4-7)

  • Half Term 1: Patterns of Reactivity, Environmental Chemistry
  • Half Term 2: Generating Electricity (and electromagnets); Forces – Balanced, Unbalanced and Terminal Velocity; Forces – Balanced, Unbalanced and Terminal Velocity assessment
  • Half Term 3: Microbes and Disease, Photosynthesis/Plants for Food, Photosynthesis/Plants for Food assessment
  • Half Term 4: Revision Chemistry: Working Safely/ Solutions; Reactivity of Metals; Simple Chemical Reactions; Atoms, Compounds and Mixtures; Acids and Alkalis; Rock Cycle Revision Physics: Generating Electricity; Electricity (inc electromagnets); Energy; Waves (light and sound); The Solar System; Forces (inc magnets) and Speed Revision Biology: Cells and Body Systems, Food and Digestion, Fit and Healthy, Microbes and Disease, Reproduction, Variation and Classification, Respiration Revision – practice paper/mock SATs
  • Half Term 5: Start GCSE
  • Half Term 6: Start GCSE

YEAR 9 BIOLOGY (TRIPLE)

  • Half Term 1: Microbes and Disease, Microbes and Disease assessment
  • Half Term 2: Photosynthesis/Plants for Food, Photosynthesis/Plants for Food assessment
  • Half Term 3: Cells and Body Systems, Reproduction, Variation and Classification, Fit and Healthy, Food and Digestion, Respiration
  • Half Term 4: Microbes and Disease, Photosynthesis/Plants for Food, HSW/ISA Skills, practice questions/mock paper, SATs
  • Half Term 5: Start GCSE
  • Half Term 6: Start GCSE

YEAR 9 CHEMISTRY (TRIPLE)

  • Half Term 1: Patterns of Reactivity, Patterns of Reactivity assessment
  • Half Term 2: Environmental Chemistry/Using Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry/Using Chemistry (plus ISA) assessment
  • Half Term 3: Working Safely/Solutions; Acids and Alkalis; Particle Theory; Simple Chemical Reactions; Atoms, Compounds and Mixtures; Rock Cycle
  • Half Term 4: Reaction of Metals, Patterns of Creativity, Environmental Chemistry, practice paper/mock, SATs
  • Half Term 5: Start GCSE
  • Half Term 6: Start GSCE

YEAR 9 PHYSICS (TRIPLE)

  • Half Term 1: Generating Electricity (and electromagnets), Generating Electricity (and electromagnets) assessments
  • Half Term 2: Forces – Balanced, Unbalanced and Terminal Velocity; Forces – Balanced, Unbalanced and Terminal Velocity assessment
  • Half Term 3: Electricity, Forces and Speed, Energy, Heating and Cooling, Solar System, Waves (light)
  • Half Term 4: Waves (sound); Generating Electricity (and electromagnets); Forces – Balanced, Unbalanced, Terminal Velocity; practice paper/mock; SATs
  • Half Term 5: Start GCSE
  • Half Term 6: Start GCSE

KEY STAGE 4/5

CHEMISTRY

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: C1 Atoms, Limestone, Metals, Crude oil
  • Half Term 2: Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Plant oils, Earth’s Structure
  • Half Term 3: C1 Revision and C1 Module Exam
  • Half Term 4: C2 Structure, Bonding, Properties, Quantitative Chemistry, Analysis
  • Half Term 5: C2 Rates, Energy, Salts, Electrolysis
  • Half Term 6: C2 Revision and C2 Module

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: C2 Structure, Bonding, Properties, Quantitative Chemistry
  • Half Term 2: C2 Rates, Energy, Salts, Electrolysis
  • Half Term 3: Revision and C2 Module
  • Half Term 4: C3 Periodic Table, Water, Energy
  • Half Term 5: C3 Analysis, Synthesis, Organic Chemistry
  • Half Term 6: C3 Revision and C3 Module

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12

  • Half term 1: PAPER 1 Atomic Structure, Amount of Substances (+ required practical 1), Energetics, Kinetics (+ required practical 3)
  • Half term 2: PAPER 1 Bonding, Chemical Equilibria (+ required practical 2), Periodicity, Oxidation, Reduction and Redox equations, Group 2 The Alkaline Earth metals, Revision for Paper 1
  • Half term 3: PAPER 2 Group 7 Halogens (+ required practical 4), Introduction to Organic Chemistry (+ required practical 6), Halogenoalkanes, Alkanes
  • Half term 4: PAPER 2 Alcohols (+ required practical 5), Alkenes, Organic analysis, Paper 2 revision.
  • Half term 5: Mathematics in Chemistry, Revision for Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Half term 6: Year 13 PAPER 1 course begins

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: PAPER 1 Thermodynamics, Equilibrium constant K for homogeneous systems (+required practical 8), Acids and Bases (+ required practical 9), Periodicity
  • Half Term 2: PAPER 1 Rate Equations (+ required practical 7), Transition metals, Reactions with ions in aqueous solutions (+ required practical 11)
  • Half Term 3: PAPER 2 Nomenclature and Isomerism, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives (+ required practical 10), Aromatic Chemistry, Amino acids, Proteins and DNA.
  • Half term 4: PAPER 2 Polymerisation, Organic Synthesis, Chromatography (+ required practical 12), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Half Term 5: Revision of AS Chemistry content
  • Half Term 6: Revision for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3

PHYSICS

YEAR 10 TRIPLE

  • Half Term 1: P1 Energy transfer & Generating electricity
  • Half Term 2: P1 Waves & P2 Motion
  • Half Term 3: P2 Forces, energy & momentum
  • Half Term 4: P2 Electricity
  • Half Term 5: P2 Radioactivity & nuclear physics & Revision
  • Half Term 6: P1 & P2 exam

YEAR 11 TRIPLE

  • Half Term 1: P3 Medical applications of physics
  • Half Term 2: P3 Using physics to make things work & Electromagnetism
  • Half Term 3: P3 Transformers and Case Study
  • Half Term 4: Revision and interventions
  • Half Term 5: P3 exam
  • Half Term 6: Exams

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12

  • Half Term 1: PHYA1 Particles & quantum phenomena
  • Half Term 2: PHYA1 Electricity
  • Half Term 3: PHYA2 Mechanics
  • Half Term 4: PHYA2 Materials & waves
  • Half Term 5: Revision and interventions
  • Half Term 6: Exams and begin PHYA4 Further mechanics

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: PHYA4 Further mechanics
  • Half Term 2: PHYA4 Fields
  • Half Term 3: PHYA5 Nuclear
  • Half Term 4: PHYA5 Thermal & Astrophysics
  • Half Term 5: Revision and interventions
  • Half Term 6: Exams and re-sits

BIOLOGY

YEAR 10 TRIPLE B1 AND B2

  • Half Term 1: B1: Keeping Healthy, coordination and control, medicines and drugs
  • Half Term 2: B1 adaptation for survival, energy in biomass, variation, reproduction and new technology and evolution
  • Half Term 3: B2: Cells, tissues and organs, organisms in the environment and enzymes
  • Half Term 4: B2: respiration, simple inheritance in animals and plants and old and new species
  • Half Term 5: Revision and interventions
  • Half Term 6: B1 and B2 Modular Examinations

YEAR 11 TRIPLE B3

  • Half Term 1: B3 Exchange of materials
  • Half Term 2: Transporting materials and Keeping internal conditions constant
  • Half Term 3: How humans can affect the environment
  • Half Term 4: B3 revision and Mock Examinations
  • Half Term 5: B3 examination
  • Half Term 6: n/a

YEAR 12 Biol1, Biol2 and Biol6T

  • Half Term 1: Biol1: Causes of Disease, enzymes and the digestive system and cells and movement in and out of them
  • Half Term 2: Biol1: Lungs and Lung disease, the heart and heart disease and immunity
  • Half Term 3: Biol2: Variation, DNA Meiosis, mitosis cellular organisation Biol3T coursework
  • Half Term 4: Biol2: Exchange and transport, classification, evidence for relationships between organisms, adaptation, biodiversity
  • Half Term 5: Biol1 and Biol2: revision and intervention strategies
  • Half Term 6: Biol1 and Biol2 Modular examinations

YEAR 13 Biol4, Biol5 and Biol6T

  • Half Term 1: Biol4: Populations, ATP, Photosynthesis, Respiration
  • Half Term 2: Biol4: Energy and Ecosystems, Nutrient cycles, succession and inheritance and selection
  • Half Term 3: Biol5: response to stimuli, coordination, muscle contraction. Biol6T coursework
  • Half Term 4: Biol5: Homeostasis, genetic control of protein structure and function, control of gene expression and DNA technology
  • Half Term 5: Biol4 and Biol5: revision and intervention strategies
  • Half Term 6: Biol4 and Biol5 Modular examinations (and re-sits)