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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

Science

What is Science for at Meridian High School?

Science is about figuring out how the world around us works, by building up a set of facts that other people have worked out from doing experiments and observing what is happening.  We study Science at Meridian High School because we love knowing how our world works.  We love it when something that was a total mystery to us before suddenly makes sense.  We love knowing how the lights come on, and why our Earth doesn’t crash into the Sun.

We love knowing why chemical reactions happen, and we love being able to predict things that we’ve never seen.  We love knowing how our bodies work, and how we grow, and why we need to eat, and what happens when we don’t.  We love seeing amazing things happen in front of us, and trying to work out together what we’re seeing, and making sense of it all.  We love working things out.

Why does Science as a subject matter?

Science matters because knowing how the world works isn’t easy.  At Meridian High School we want our students to know that asking questions is the key to understanding what is going on.

We believe that studying Science helps us to be able to ask questions.  Making sense of our world can sometimes be hard, and we believe that Science helps us to do that. But Science as a subject also opens doors!  Key Stage 3 leads to GCSE, which can lead to A Levels, BTEC, apprenticeships, college, further education and employment.  Science opens all of these doors.  But the real reason that Science matters to students is because questions are there to be answered.

What does Science help young people to achieve?

Knowing how our world works is a great achievement in itself.  Being able to explain the structure of an atom, how our hearts work, why doors open when we push them - these are all great achievements.  Having two or three GCSEs in Science is a great achievement.

Being able to go to college to do A Levels, completing an apprenticeship in a trade or a technical field, going on to university, getting a good job that makes us feel fulfilled.  These are all great achievements, and all of them are made easier by a good knowledge of Science, and by doing well in Science.  


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Forces
  • Cells
  • The Particle Model
  • Electricity
  • Reproduction
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Space
  • Variation and Classification
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Ecology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Nutrition and Digestion
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Sound

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Respiration
  • Geology
  • Light
  • Micro-organisms
  • The Periodic Table
  • Magnets and Electromagnets
  • Health and Fitness
  • Reactivity Series
  • Electricity (II)
  • Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Speed
  • Ecology (II)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Forces (II)

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Cell Structure and Transport
  • Cell Division
  • Organisation and the Digestive System
  • Organising Animals and Plants
  • Communicable Disease
  • Atomic Structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Chemical Calculations
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Conservation and Dissipation
  • Energy Transfer by Heating
  • Energy Resources
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electricity in the Home
  • Molecules and Matter

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Preventing and Treating Disease
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • The Human Nervous System
  • Hormonal Coordination
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Adaptations, Interdependence and Competitions
  • Organising an Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Changes
  • Rates and Equilibrium
  • Crude Oil and Fuels
  • Chemical Analysis
  • The Earth's Atmosphere
  • The Earth's Resources
  • Radioactivity
  • Forces in Balance
  • Motion
  • Force and Motion
  • Wave Properties
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetism

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Preventing and Treating Disease
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • The Human Nervous System
  • Hormonal Coordination
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Adaptations, Interdependence and Competitions
  • Organising an Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Changes
  • Rates and Equilibrium
  • Crude Oil and Fuels
  • Chemical Analysis
  • The Earth's Atmosphere
  • The Earth's Resources
  • Radioactivity
  • Forces in Balance
  • Motion
  • Force and Motion
  • Wave Properties
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetism

Qualification title:

AQA GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy (8464)

When taking Triple Science as an option:

AQA GCSE Biology (8461)

AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462)

AQA GCSE Physics (8463)

Additional learning resources:

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers