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26/04/19

5 of our budding mathematicians are on there way to their first ever maths tournament, hosted by - good luck to all of them! https://t.co/49etRDXvQr

26/04/19

Retweetd From Hammersmith Academy

We are really looking forward to welcoming students from to the Count On Us . Best of luck to everyone!

26/04/19

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming poet and rapper Breis to the Academy. Breis will be running workshops throughout the day. https://t.co/VDgzJMNQCT

24/04/19

Retweetd From Merton Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge volunteering opportunities at our libraries. To apply visit https://t.co/lJmiezPF1o https://t.co/PaNy422Q6r

23/04/19

You can view our new Summer Term lunch menu on our website or by clicking on the following link. https://t.co/kXLRrvjjZM

23/04/19

Welcome back! We hope our students, families and staff enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for the Summer Term. There are lots of exciting things planned for this term so be sure to follow our Twitter feed for regular updates! https://t.co/kKbn3aOb3A

04/04/19

Our wonderful families enjoying the evening. https://t.co/XLPjMbntp8

04/04/19

Our generous families have made some delicious food for the WPA’s ‘International Spectacular’ event this evening. https://t.co/vXgOLM8s2J

04/04/19

We would like to remind our parents and carers that school will close at 12:20pm tomorrow for the Easter break. We will return on Tuesday 23rd April to begin the Summer term! https://t.co/rERbQdZSF4

02/04/19

Students are rehearsing their ukulele performance in preparation for the WPA International Spectacular evening this Thursday! You will able to buy tickets on the door on the evening if you haven’t already. https://t.co/caHPhm7rW1

01/04/19

Students are enjoying their lunch break in the sun today ☀ https://t.co/rsnKKXhbbH

29/03/19

A few more photographs from the Year 7 trip to Tate Modern. https://t.co/ujUFRVxz4D

29/03/19

Don't forget to sign up to our PTA's first event 'International Spectacular'. You can still sign up by handing in your slip and paying £2 for an adult or £1 for a child. We are looking forward to getting together and experiencing culinary delights from around the world! 🌎🍴 https://t.co/8MZ9BqrIfZ

27/03/19

Our students are having a great time at the Tate Modern. https://t.co/W5tgqES90g

27/03/19

The smoothie bike in action! https://t.co/uVzGw8T4m4

27/03/19

As part of our health and well-being drop down day, Chartwells are teaching the students the importance of getting 5 a day and the students are getting hands on making smoothies on the smoothie bike! https://t.co/DaCZQc5UiT

27/03/19

Half of Y7 are visiting the Tate Modern today and the other half will visit tomorrow! They have arrived safely and are looking forward to a fun day of learning. https://t.co/nrN2oA15mr

26/03/19

Our ‘Wow Word of the Week’ this week is Luminous. Don’t forget to enter the 'Wow Word of the Week’ competition for your chance to win a kindle at the end of term. The more entries you make the higher your chance of winning! https://t.co/MZrb706x47

22/03/19

Our scientists are building spaghetti towers and making helicopters and aeroplanes as part of their last session at this week https://t.co/I0gcBCvBxC

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Course Content:

The scientific content taught in Year 7 is tailored to the Science 2014 National Curriculum, which will spark an interest in science from the beginning of Year 7, extend Key Stage 2 knowledge and support students throughout KS3 towards GCSE success.

The course is divided into several units, consisting of Chemistry, Biology or Physics topics lasting between two to five weeks. Many of the skills required to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics are common to all three subjects and so at the start of the year students will study an Introduction to Science to help develop these skills. The topics covered throughout the year include:-


Biology:

Inside cells, Gas exchange, Nutrition, Reproduction, Environment.

Chemistry:

Elements, compounds and mixtures, Chemical reactions, States of matter, Polymers, ceramics and composites.

Physics:

Forces, Electricity, Electromagnetism, Properties of matter, Waves.


Within each Year 7 unit, students will focus on developing skills through inspiring and challenging activities to achieve their full potential. The tasks in each topic are varied and could include practical work, research tasks, interpreting information or presentations. There is also an emphasis on working scientifically and the importance of science in society. Students will be assessed formally once a term to check progress and understanding.  Students are encouraged to work responsibly, taking all reasonable care.  They are expected to follow the science safety rules, for example, to follow instructions, work quietly and wear safety goggles.

Course Text Books/Websites: Throughout the course we will use the Exploring Science textbooks 7, 8 and 9. Additionally, websites such as BBC bitesize and the Royal Society of Chemistry may be used for research projects. Fieldwork is carried out within the school grounds. 

Additional Materials/Equipment required: Students should not need any additional textbooks during year 7 although a generic KS3 science revision guide may be helpful.

Home Support Encourage your son/daughter to ask questions and think of possible reasons why things happen.  Visits to Sutton or other Ecology centres and Science Museums, will help your son/daughter to enrich their scientific background.  Watching "scientific" television programmes and YouTube channels, having an up-to-date reference book and membership of a library are also helpful.