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16/09/17

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16/09/17

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Our new book ‘What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?’ is out next Friday https://t.co/Nklu5GlqPL https://t.co/sgxguZyKdA

16/09/17

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Harris in Harmony rehearsals off to a flying start at HAB 🎶🙌🏼 https://t.co/6EpUHoDVkA

16/09/17

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14/09/17

Open Evening is 5-8PM tonight / Car park open with limited spaces available / Principal's Talk at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 / Guided tours available

12/09/17

Open Evening is on Thursday. You can also book a place on one of our 4 Open Mornings to see what the Academy is like on a regular school day https://t.co/wk9Y755I3s

08/09/17

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07/09/17

Our Open Evening is on Thursday 14th September (next Thursday). We look forward to showing you around!

24/08/17

Our Year 11 students are enjoying some wonderful GCSE results today! Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/A6P5w1RSOo

17/08/17

We've had some fantastic Sixth Form results today! Well done to all of our students! https://t.co/hlidM3saVn

25/07/17

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Wishing all of our staff and students a peaceful and happy holiday. https://t.co/Wvy8pTs6wb

20/07/17

On Wednesday, Y10 GCSE Textiles students paid a visit Harrods and the V&A Museum as part of their Controlled Assessment Investigation Task! https://t.co/2kLx2cZSK9

19/07/17

Our End of Year letter and information about Results Days can be viewed on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

18/07/17

There will be an early (3pm) dismissal for students on the World Para Athletic Championships trip due to an early end to the event.

18/07/17

Some of our students are at the Olympic Park enjoying the World Para Athletic Championships! https://t.co/a7Yr6Mbzes

17/07/17

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17/07/17

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Well done Charlie 3rd at the British championships https://t.co/WlLvN9ls9h

17/07/17

Although no overall win for Purley, we did have some great results at Federation Sports Day! https://t.co/aJac581si8 https://t.co/kXHLpT37sC

11/07/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Science

This is the Curriculum Overview for Science.  A Long Term Plan for each year group can be viewed below.  Links to the homework and a breakdown for each unit (Medium Term Plan) will be made available by the start of each half-term. 

You can contact the Subject Coordinator of Science by emailing science@harrispurley.org.uk

Year 7

Autumn 1

Introduction; Atoms, Elements & Compounds; Forces; Practical Skills  

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Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 7 including required practical’s (1, 2 and 3) and practical skills.

 

Autumn 2

Electricity; Inside Cells; Electromagnetism; Practical Skills  

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Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. Assessment papers will cover content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 14 including required practical’s (1, 2 and 3) and practical skills.

 

 

Spring 1

Chemical Reactions

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 19 including required practical’s (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and practical skills delivered between weeks 7 & 19.

 

 

Spring 2

States of Matter + Nutrition + Properties of Matter + Science Week

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. Assessment papers will cover content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 26 including required practical’s (4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) and practical skills.

 

 

Summer 1

Waves; Environment; Practical Skills

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 32 including required practical’s (1-13) and practical skills

HOMEWORK

 

Summer 2

Earth and Rocks’ Polymers, Ceramics & Composites; Practical Skills

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes during the pupils next academic year of study (year 8). There are higher and foundation tier papers covering all content from the year 7 federation programme of study.

HOMEWORK

Year 8

Autumn 1

ACIDS AND ALKALIS, LIGHT I

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; one question will draw on Year 7 content; all content up to week 7 including required practical’s (17 and 18) and practical skills.

 

 

Autumn 2

DIGESTION, PURE AND IMPURE SUBSTANCES, MAGNETS AND ELECTROMAGNETS

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. Assessment papers will cover content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 14 including required practical’s (17-21) and practical skills.

 

 

Spring 1

RESPIRATION

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; more than one question will draw on Year 7 content; all content up to week 19  including required practical’s (19-23) and practical skills.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

LIGHT II & HUMANS AS ORGANISMS

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. Assessment papers will cover content from the federation programme of study; all content up to week 25 including required practical’s (17-25) and practical skills.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

PERIODIC TABLE, PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND FORCES

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; more than one question will draw on Year 7 content; all content up to week 32 including required practical’s (1-28) and practical skills.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

ENERGY CHANGES

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through centrally prepared assessments of 45 marks and lasting 45 minutes during the pupils next academic year. Pupils will complete an end of KS3 assessment, including all content from KS3. There are higher and foundation tier papers covering content from the federation programme of study; all content from KS3 including required practical’s (1-31) and practical skills.

HOMEWORK

Year 9

Autumn 1

ALL KS3 CONTENT

Assessment Focus

Pupils will complete their End of KS3 assessment which includes all content from KS3 including all RPs and practical skills

 

Autumn 2

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments covering the AQA GCSE new spec content

 

Spring 1

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC CONTENT

Assessment Focus

AQA GCSE new spec content (F&H). Content from AQA GCSE new spec up to week 18 including RPs

 

 

Spring 2

AQA GCSE new spec content

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Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments covering the AQA GCSE new spec content

 

 

Summer 1

AQA GCSE new spec content

Assessment Focus

AQA GCSE new spec paper 1 mock. Content from AQA GCSE new spec up to week 32 including RPs

HOMEWORK

 

Summer 2

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC CONTENT

Assessment Focus

The work covered in this learning cycle will be assessed through internally prepared assessments covering the AQA GCSE new spec content

HOMEWORK

Year 10 Biology

Autumn 1

Organisation

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The heart and blood vessels, Blood, Blood Vessels, The heart-structure and functions, The lung- structure and function.  Health issues-The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases and Coronary Heart diseases.

 

 

Autumn 2

Bioenergetics & Transport in Cells

Assessment Focus

Photosynthesis-Photosynthetic reaction, rate of photosynthesis, uses of glucose from photosynthesis. Transport in Cells-Diffusion, Osmosis and active transport.

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Spring 1

Infection and response & Plant diseases

Assessment Focus

Infection and Response-Human defense systems, vaccination, antibiotics and painkiller, discovery and development of drugs. Plant Diseases-detection and identification of plant diseases, plant defence responses.

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Spring 2

Assessment Focus

Respiration-Aerobic respiration response to exercise, metabolism. Cell division-chromosomes, mitosis and the cell cycle, stem cells and cancer.

Respiration, Cell division

 

 

Summer 1

Plant tissues and Organ System & Communicable diseases

Assessment Focus

Plant Tissues, plant organ system. Communicable diseases-Viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, protists diseases, monoclonal antibodies (HT only) and uses of monoclonal antibodies.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

Revision of Paper 1 Content

Assessment Focus

AQA Paper 1 Assessment

HOMEWORK

Year 10 Chemistry

Autumn 1 

Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter  

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Assessment Focus

Atomic structure and the periodic table -The development of the model of the atom, Size and mass of atoms, Relative atomic mass, Electronic structure, Metals and non-metals, Group 0 elements, group 1 elements, Group 7, Comparison with Group 1 elements, Typical properties of Transition elements. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter- Chemical bonds and Ionic bonding. 

 

 

Autumn 2 

Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

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Assessment Focus

Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter (contd..)- Covalent bonding, Metallic bonding. How bonding and structure are related to the properties of Substances- The three states of matter, State symbols, Properties of ionic compounds, Properties of small molecules, Polymers, Giant covalent structures, Properties of metals and alloys, Metals as conductors. 

Structure and bonding of carbon- Diamond, Graphite, Graphene and fullerenes. 

Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances- Moles (HT only), Amounts of substances in equations (HT only) and Using moles to balance equations (HT only). 

 

 

Spring 1 

Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances(Contd…) Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions & Chemical changes 

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Assessment Focus

Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances (Contd…)- Limiting reactants (HT only) and Concentration of solutions. Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions- Percentage yield and Atom economy. Using concentrations of solutions in mol/dm3 (HT only), Use of amount of substance in relation to volumes of gases (HT only). Chemical changes- Reactivity of metals; Metal oxides, The reactivity series, Extraction of metals and reduction and Oxidation and reduction in terms of electrons (HT only) 

 

 

Spring 2 

CHEMICAL CHANGES

Assessment Focus

Reactions of acids- Reactions of acids with metals, Neutralisation of acids and salt production, Soluble salts, the pH scale and neutralization, Titrations, Strong and weak acids (HT only).  Bulk and surface properties of matter including n Uses of nanoparticles- Sizes of particles and their properties.  Quantitative chemistry- Conservation of mass and balanced chemical equations and Relative formula mass.

 

 

Summer 1 

Electrolysis 

Assessment Focus

Electrolysis-The process of electrolysis, Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds, Using electrolysis - Representation of reactions at electrodes as half equations (HT only),extraction of metals by electrolysis and Electrolysis of aqueous solutions. Revisit-Exothermic and endothermic reactions, Reaction profiles, The energy change of reactions (HT only), Cells and batteries and Fuel cells. 

HOMEWORK

 

Summer 2 

Revision of Paper 1 Content & Chemical analysis

Assessment Focus

AQA Paper 1 Assessment. Chemical analysis- Chemical analysis; Test for hydrogen, Test for oxygen, Test for carbon dioxide and Test for chlorine.

HOMEWORK

Year 10 Physics

Autumn 1

Energy & Electricity

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Assessment Focus

Energy -Energy stores and systems and Changes in energy. Electricity -Electrical charge and current,  Resistors, Series and parallel circuits.

 

 

Autumn 2

Particle model of matter & Atomic structure & Energy (contd…)

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Assessment Focus

Particle model of matter - Density of materials, Changes of state.  Atomic structure- Nuclear equations, Half-lives and the random nature of radioactive decay, different half-lives of radioactive isotopes, Radioactive contamination, Background radiation, Uses of nuclear radiation. Energy (contd…)- Power.

 

 

Spring 1

Energy (contd…), National and global energy resources, Electricity (contd…) , Nuclear fission and fusion & Particle model of matter

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Assessment Focus

Energy (contd…) -  Energy transfers in a system and Efficiency.  National and global energy resources. Electricity (contd…) - Static charge and Electric fields. Nuclear fission and fusion- Nuclear fission and Nuclear fusion. Particle model of matter-Internal energy and energy transfers,  temperature changes in a system and specific heat capacity.

 

 

Spring 2

Particle model of matter (contd…), Electricity (contd…), 

Assessment Focus

Particle model of matter (contd…) - Changes of heat and specific latent heat. Electricity (contd…)-Direct and alternating potential difference, Mains electricity, Power, Changes of heat and specific latent heat, Direct and alternating potential difference and Energy transfers in everyday appliances and The National Grid.

 

 

Summer 1

Particle model of matter (contd…)

Assessment Focus

Particle model of matter (contd…)- Particle motion in gases, Pressure in gases (physics only), Increasing the pressure of a gas (physics only) (HT only). Revisit- Current, potential difference and resistance and  Atoms and nuclear radiation.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

Revision of Paper 1 Content & Forces 

Assessment Focus

AQA Paper 1 Assessment. Forces and their interactions- Scalar and vector quantities, Contact and non-contact forces, Gravity and Resultant forces and Work done and energy transfer.

HOMEWORK


Homework

Please click a link below to download the homework table for that term.

Year 11 Biology

Autumn 1

Active Transport

Assessment Focus

All topics covered since September

 

 

Autumn 2

Transport in Plants

Assessment Focus

Mock Examinations for all units

 

 

Spring 1

The Blood System

Assessment Focus

All topics covered since September

 

 

Spring 2

Humans & The Environment

Assessment Focus

Full B3 Paper

 

 

Summer 1

Revision

Assessment Focus

GCSE Examination

 

 

Summer 2

  • Revision

Assessment Focus

x2 and x3 GCSE Examinations

Year 11 Chemistry

Autumn 1

Alcohols, Carboxylic Acids and Esters

Assessment Focus

All topics covered since September

 

 

Autumn 2

Water

Assessment Focus

Mock Examinations for all units

 

 

Spring 1

💾  Rates of Reaction

Assessment Focus

Titration ISA

 

 

Spring 2

Revision of C1, C2 and C3

Assessment Focus

All topics covered since September

 

 

Summer 1

Revision

Assessment Focus

GCSE Examination

 

 

Summer 2

Revision

Assessment Focus

x2 and x3 GCSE Examinations

Year 11 Physics

Autumn 1

Medical Applications of Physics

Assessment Focus

All topics covered since September

 

 

Autumn 2

Using Physics to Make Things Work

Assessment Focus

Mock Examinations for all units

 

 

Spring 1

Currents in Electrical Circuits

Assessment Focus

Full P3 Papers

 

 

Spring 2

Revision of P1, P2 and P3

Assessment Focus

All topics covered in Year 9, 10 and 11

 

 

Summer 1

Revision

Assessment Focus

GCSE Examination

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

Revision

Assessment Focus

x2 and x3 GCSE Examinations

Year 12 Physics

Autumn 1

Physical measurements and mechanics

Assessment Focus

Physical measurements and mechanics

 

 

Autumn 2

Materials and Electricity

Assessment Focus

Physical measurements and mechanics and Materials and Electricity.

 

 

Spring 1

Particle and quantum physics

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Assessment Focus

Physical measurements, mechanics, Materials, Electricity and Particle and quantum physics.

 

 

Spring 2

Waves

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Assessment Focus

Mock exams on all of AS.

 

 

Summer 1

Revision

Assessment Focus

Real AS exams

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

Required practical’s for year 2.

Assessment Focus

Practical reports

Year 13 Physics

Autumn 1

Periodic motion and Gravitational fields

Assessment Focus

Periodic motion and Gravitational fields

 

 

Autumn 2

Electric fields, capacitors and magnetic fields

Assessment Focus

Periodic motion, Gravitational fields, Electric fields, capacitors and magnetic fields

 

 

Spring 1

Electromagnetic induction, ac, transformers, nuclear physics and radioactivity.

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Assessment Focus

Periodic motion, Gravitational fields, Electric fields, capacitors and magnetic fields,  Electromagnetic induction, ac, transformers, nuclear physics and radioactivity. 

 

 

Spring 2

Astrophysics

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Assessment Focus

Mock exams on all of A level physics

 

 

Summer 1

Revision

Assessment Focus

Real A level exams

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

End of course.

Past Exam Papers

GCSE

AS

A2