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Year 8

Teaching in Year 8 builds on the work accomplished in Year 7. Previously taught topics will be revisited periodically and will be built into the new subject content detailed below. Assessment opportunities will continue to be structured in the same way as Year 7 with opportunities built in for practical assessments.

At the end of Year 8, students will be set into groups for Year 9. The top set group in Year 9 will have the opportunity to study individual Sciences and therefore achieve three GCSE in Science.

Time Period


August to December

Food and nutrition


Earth and space



January to Easter

Breathing and respiration

Periodic Table

Metals and uses

Light and energy transfers

Easter to Summer

Bridging unit for Edexcel Combined Science