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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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