Top secondary science schemes of work

Nicola Davison
11th January 2017
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Popular units of work to inspire and help ease planning for the new term in biology, chemistry and physics

With the Christmas holidays over in the blink of an eye, it’s time to get back down to it in earnest ahead of exam season. To ensure that your pupils are motivated from the start of term, we’ve hand-picked a selection of the top schemes of work for each of the sciences.

Biology resources

  • KS3: Microbes and disease
    Inject some humour into work on microbes with this well-designed scheme, covering everything from natural defence systems to vaccination.
  • GCSE: You and your genes
    Ideal as a starting point for planning, this comprehensive and editable presentation incorporates all major learning points in the realm of genetics.
  • A-level: Energy and ecosystems*
    Tackle an ecological topic using this fully resourced unit, complete with a course overview, introductory work, student notes and thorough lesson slides.

Chemistry resources

  • KS3: Acids and alkalis
    Including a recap on lab safety rules, this scheme of work explores acids and alkalis in simple, logical steps, making it well-suited to lower-ability classes.
  • GCSE: Structure and bonding*
    This collection of well-structured presentations offers a systematic approach to the teaching of chemical bonding, including clear objectives, worked examples and practice questions.
  • A-level: Bonding
    Support learners as they get to grips with bonding as part of the new specification using this concise presentation covering ionic, covalent and metallic bonding, as well as electronegativity.

Physics resources

  • KS3: Electricity*
    Get younger pupils thinking about electricity with this popular resource pack, including an illustrated presentation and scaffolded notes.
  • GCSE: Energy and resources*
    Complete with handy starter activities to consolidate prior learning, this bundle of attractive lesson presentations ensures that classes are well-versed in all things energy.
  • A-level: Mechanics and materials
    Use these detailed set of notes, originally created for students, to form the basis of your planning for a topic on mechanics and materials.

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