KS4

At SJH we followed the national curriculum to create a bespoke KS4 program that closely follow the AQA 9-1 Separate Science syllabus. Throughout KS4 students will experience learning about the following topics in their Sciences:

Assessment: 


Assessment in Science aims to capture the progress students are making at four points throughout the academic year. Each assessment is tailored to the specific cohort and enables students and teachers to identify where the gaps in knowledge are. Effective intervention, both independent and teacher led, can then be tailored to fill the known gaps in student knowledge, resolve misconceptions and rapidly develop their understanding of Science.

Year 9 

• Assessments at four points throughout the academic year on a 10-week cycle.
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year exam covering all aspects taught throughout the year.

Year 10 

• Assessments at four points throughout the academic year on a 10-week cycle.
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year Paper 1 Exam covering all aspects taught throughout the paper 1.

Year 11 

• Students sit four exam cycles where students sit a full set of GCSE papers before their final GCSE exams at the end of year 11.

KS4 Additional support 

• Gained timed – In these sessions students use their most recent QLA’s to address and fill the gaps in their knowledge.
• Period 7 – Students complete a Period 7 lesson in Science each week focussing on required practical's and essential exam techniques.

All students follow the reformed AQA GCSE (9-1) in Science.  

Exam paper distribution:


biology
chemistry
physics