Blueprint Year 7 unit planners

Blueprint Year 7 unit planners

Update: Blueprint is currently being updated before publication. There are minor changes to the order of units. Please download the latest curriculum map.

Blueprint is supported by AQA and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The current version was published in May 2019. We will publish a final beta version in July 2019. Blueprint is free to download. Want to publish it on your website? See FAQ.

Blueprint is a free 5-year, big ideas plan which aligned with the new demands of GCSE science.

  • better preparation for GCSE assessment objectives AO2 and AO3
  • joins KS3 and GCSE with a proper progression that removes repetition
  • helps you teach and practice thinking processes, enquiry and maths
  • more engaging, with contexts and applications of science

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  • Structure of the 5-year plan (year 7-11)
  • Organisation of 45 units in big idea strands 
  • Key concept sequence for physics, chemistry and biology

Download curriculum maps 

There are 9 units in the Year 7 programme. Here is an example of the unit planner for Interdependence. It sets out a learning pathway for the 3 Key Concepts of the unit: Feeding relationships, Competition and Abiotic and biotic factors.  Get the complete collection by downloading Blueprint, it's free.

Year 7 unit planners with learning goals:

  • 9 unit planners with teaching sequences for Key Concepts
  • Objectives aligned with GCSE: Aquire (AO1), Apply (AO2) and Analyse (AO3) 
  • Integration of scientific, maths and literacy skills and practical techniques

Contact forces unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Balanced/unbalanced
  • Friction
  • Density

Substances & particles unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Particle model
  • Mixtures
  • Solutions

Cells unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Cell structure
  • Specialised cells

Reproduction unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Sexual/asexual
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Embryo development

Interdependence unit 

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Feeding relationships
  • Competition
  • Abiotic & biotic factors 

Gravity unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Weight
  • Gravitational force
  • Solar system

Changing substances unit

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Chemical & physical
  • pH scale
  • Neutralisation

Electric circuits unit 

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Electric current
  • Resistance

Energy transfers unit 

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Topics (Key concepts):

  • Energy
  • Wasted energy
  • Heat & temperature

When will the complete 5-year plan be published? Year 9-11 will be published in July 2019. This version will integrate all the enquiry skills (working scientifically), and show how all the elements of AQA's GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy) are addressed over the 5 years.

How was the 5-year plan developed? The 5-year plan grew out of the KS3 Science Syllabus that Mastery Science developed with AQA. The 5-year plan is more ambitious and provides a framework that will completely prepare students for the greater demands of new GCSE. 

How do you put the 5-year plan into practice? The 5-year plan is not just an alternate set of learning objectives. It embeds a lot of curriculum research and requires shifts in mindset and classroom practice. Mastery Science is supporting these with CPD, books and the Complete Mastery materials.

 

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Unit planners for year 7

Clear and very helpful for thinking about progression