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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Science Year 8

Students follow a two-year programme of study, encouraging an enquiry based approach to science which fully allows student to develop their skills in thinking and communicating scientifically as well as using investigative approaches and working critically with evidence.  Practical investigations are a core feature of the programme and make science exciting and relevant. Units in Year 8 are delivered in modules.  We use the 'Activate' scheme of work.

Autumn Term

  • Energy
  • Periodic table
  • Ecosystems

Spring Term

  • Electricity
  • Separation techniques
  • Metals and acids

Summer Term

  • Health and lifestyle
  • Motion
  • Adaptations
  • Earth

Students are assessed continuously to ensure progress is maintained. SMART targets are set with formative assessments held every 3 weeks. Students are taught in Year 8 in ability groups based on assessment in Year 7. 

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Students rap the periodic table