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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

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:

Documents

Knowledge Organiser (Science) Date  
Year 10.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download
Year 11.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download
Year 7.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download
Year 8.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download
Year 9.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download