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14/11/17

Retweetd From Croydon Guardian

given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/KSpt9tdVUn

14/11/17

Purley school given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/HGTJ9ZEMTP

13/11/17

Following a 'no notice' Ofsted inspection in September, we "maintain the high standards" identified in our previous 'Outstanding' inspection! https://t.co/lzIeOHR6Rs

19/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening starts at 5pm. Talks and tours will be available. We hope to see you there!

17/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday. Students will finish at the end of Period 6 rather than Period 7 that day. Letters sent home.

13/10/17

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/n9MWxLecOK

11/10/17

BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments https://t.co/L7hQ6uHUTl

06/10/17

The Iceland Trip has landed and is on it's way back to the Academy. ETA is 3.45pm.

06/10/17

The Iceland trip is all on board and ready to depart Keflavik Airport. However, we are slightly delayed & will update periodically. EZY8508.

05/10/17

Our final stop in - Gulfoss in all its glory... https://t.co/kgZFXaEDrs

05/10/17

An unforgettable experience at the Geysirs https://t.co/yc1BL4GzWq

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park - waterfalls and tectonic plate movement https://t.co/M3owBv3pT9

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park https://t.co/nm1pa1UEB3

05/10/17

Retweetd From Global Teacher Prize

On we're celebrating the amazing work teachers do every single day https://t.co/O6gbTASxzD

05/10/17

Geothermal Power https://t.co/VoBumyOEYt

05/10/17

First stop of day 3 in is Orka Natturunnar Geothermal Power Plant https://t.co/JpETNGFSAi

04/10/17

A glimpse of the northern lights from our hotel https://t.co/s8YxVdvT1o

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Science OLD

Year 7

Autumn 1

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE

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.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

ELECTRICITY, INSIDE THE CELLS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

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

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 AND SCIENCE WEEK

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 AND ENVIRONMENTS

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, CERAMICS AND COMPOSITE

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

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.

CHEMISTRY HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

DIGESTION, PURE AND IMPURE SUBSTANCES, MAGNETS AND ELECTROMAGNETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY

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

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


Spring 2

DOWNLOAD MTP

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

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC CONTENT

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

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.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

BIOENERGETICS AND TRANSPORTATION IN CELLS

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


Spring 1

INFECTION AND RESPONSE

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


Spring 2

RESPIRATION AND CELL DIVISION

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


Summer 1

Plant tissues and Organ System & Communicable diseases

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

AQA Paper 1 Assessment

HOMEWORK

Year 10 Chemistry

Autumn 1 

BONDING, STRUCTURE AND THE PROPERTIES OF MATTER

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. 

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2 

BONDING, STRUCTURE AND THE PROPERTIES OF MATTER

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 

SUBSTANCE

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

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 

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

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 AND ELECTRICITY

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

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

PARTICLE MODEL OF MATTER

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.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

ENERGY

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 CONTINUED

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…)

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

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

Year 11 Biology

Autumn 1

Active Transport

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

Transport in Plants


Spring 1

The Blood System

 


Spring 2

Humans & The Environment


Summer 1

Revision


Summer 2

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

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

Using Physics to Make Things Work


Spring 1

CURRENTS IN ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS


Spring 2

Revision of P1, P2 and P3


Summer 1

Revision

HOMEWORK

 


Summer 2

Revision

Year 12 Physics

Autumn 1

Physical measurements and mechanics

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

Materials and Electricity

Physical measurements and mechanics and Materials and Electricity.


Spring 1

PARTICLE AND QUANTUM PHYSICS

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


Spring 2

WAVES

Mock exams on all of AS.


Summer 1

Revision

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

Practical Reports

Year 13 Biology

Autumn 1

HOMEWORK


 

Year 13 Chemistry

Autumn 1

HOMEWORK


 

Year 13 Physics

Autumn 1

Periodic motion and Gravitational fields

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

Electric fields, capacitors and magnetic fields


Spring 1

ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

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


Spring 2

ASTROPHYSICS


Summer 1

Revision

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

End of course.

Past Exam Papers

GCSE

AS

A2

Books and Resources

Year 7

Collins Key stage 3 science book 1 ISBN 978-0-00-750581-4 

Collins Key Stage 3 science book 2 ISBN 978-0-00-754021-1

Collins Key stage 3 science book 3 ISBN 978-0-00-754023-5

Collins KS3 Revision guide ISBN 978-0007562831

Year 8

Collins Key stage 3 science book 1 ISBN 978-0-00-750581-4

Collins Key stage 3 science book 2 ISBN 978-0-00-754021-1

Collins Key stage 3 science book 3 ISBN 978-0-00-754023-5

Collins KS3 Revision guide ISBN 978-0007562831

Year 9

AQA GCSE Chemistry 9-1 for single science ISBN 978-0008158767

AQA GCSE Biology 9-1 for single science ISBN 9780008158750

AQA CGSE Physics 9-1 for single science ISBN 978-0008158774

Combined Science

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945598

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944850

Single science

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Revision guide ISBN 9781782945581

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945574

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945567

Both

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945277

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944935

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945253

Year 10

AQA GCSE Chemistry 9-1  for single science ISBN:978-0008158767

AQA GCSE Biology 9-1 for single science ISBN  978-0008158750

AQA CGSE Physics 9-1 for single scienceISBN: 978-0008158774

Combined Science

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945598

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944850

Single science

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Revision guide ISBN 9781782945581

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945574

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 978178294556

Both

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945277

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944935

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945253

Year 11

AQA GCSE Chemistry 9-1  for single science ISBN:978-0008158767         

AQA GCSE Biology 9-1 for single science ISBN  978-0008158750

AQA CGSE Physics 9-1 for single science ISBN: 978-0008158774

Combined Science

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945598

CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944850

Single Science

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Revision guide ISBN 9781782945581

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945574

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Revision Guide ISBN 9781782945567

Both

CGP GCSE Physics for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945277

CGP GCSE Chemistry for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782944935

CGP GCSE Biology for AQA (grade1-9) Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781782945253

Year 13

Chemistry: ISBN 978-0007597635 AQA A level Chemistry Year 2 Student book

Biology: ISBN 978-0198357643 A Level Biology for OCR A Year 2 Student book

Physics: ISBN 978-0198351870 AQA Physics A Level Student Book Paperback – 18 Jun 2015

Biology: CGP, OCR A Year 1 & 2 complete revision and Practice ISBN 978-1782942993   

Chemistry: CGP, AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision andPpractice ISBN 978-1782943006 

Physics: CGP AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice     

Year 12 Biology

Autumn 1

HOMEWORK