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Year 10

Subject:  Combined Science Trilogy GCSE

Description of activities

Combined Science is similar to the current Core and Additional Science GCSEs, and a double award: equivalent to two GCSEs.

 

This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

 

Biology

  • 1. Cell biology
  • 2. Organisation
  • 3. Infection and response
  • 4. Bioenergetics
  • 5. Homeostasis and response
  • 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • 7. Ecology

Chemistry

  • 8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • 9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • 10. Quantitative chemistry
  • 11. Chemical changes
  • 12. Energy changes
  • 13. The rate and extent of chemical change
  • 14. Organic chemistry
  • 15. Chemical analysis
  • 16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • 17. Using resources

Physics

  • 18. Energy
  • 19. Electricity
  • 20. Particle model of matter
  • 21. Atomic structure
  • 22. Forces
  • 23. Waves
  • 24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

 

 

Learning will be assessed by:

There are six papers: two Biology, two Chemistry and two Physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.

  • How each paper is assessed:
  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 marks
  • 16.7% of GCSE

Questions: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response.

Biology paper 1:

Biology topics 1–4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

 

Biology paper 2:

Biology topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.

 

Chemistry paper 1:

Chemistry topics 8–12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

 

Chemistry paper 2:

Chemistry topics 13–17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

 

Physics paper 1:

Physics topics 18–21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

 

 

Physics paper 2:

Physics topics 22–24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

 

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination

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Topics Covered

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

Biology

·Cell biology

  • Organisation

Autumn 2nd half term

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

Spring 1st half term

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity

Spring 2nd half term

Biology

  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics

Summer 1st half term

Chemistry

  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes

Summer 2nd half term

Physics

  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure

Controlled assessment/Coursework

 

No coursework or controlled assessment

Websites to support learning:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ (Students need to look at the AQA topics)
  • http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science#bm-GCSE (Students will be able to look at the specification for each subject and past exam papers)
  • www.getrevising.co.uk
  • http://www.docbrown.info/

 

Planned Support:

Revision guides will be available for purchase. Please send to any queries to Mrs Janine Sedgwick, Head of Science: jsedgwick@theacademyselsey-tkat.org

 

Home learning is set on www.collinsconnect.co.uk or paper copies are available if required.

 

 

Subject:  Separate Sciences GCSE

Description of activities

Students study three different GCSE subjects over Y10 & Y11 to gain separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

 

GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics include progression in the subject content and consistency in the exam questions, so that students have the best preparation for A-level.

 

Biology subject content:

1. Cell biology

2. Organisation

3. Infection and response

4. Bioenergetics

5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

8. Key ideas

Chemistry subject content:

1. Atomic structure and the periodic table

2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

3. Quantitative chemistry

4. Chemical changes

5. Energy changes

6. The rate and extent of chemical change

7. Organic chemistry

8. Chemical analysis

9. Chemistry of the atmosphere

10. Using resources

 

Physics subject content:

  • 1. Energy
  • 2. Electricity
  • 3. Particle model of matter
  • 4. Atomic structure
  • 5. Forces
  • 6. Waves
  • 7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • 8. Space physics (physics only)

 

Learning will be assessed by:

Two Biology, two Chemistry and two Physics papers, each 1 hour and 45 minutes. There will be 24 of required practicals (8 for each subject) completed in class throughout Year 10 and Year 11.

How each exam is assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

 

Biology Paper 1

Topics 1–4: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

 

Biology Paper 2:

Topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.

 

 

Chemistry Paper 1:

Topics 1–5: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

 

Chemistry Paper 2:

Topics 6–10: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

 

Physics Paper 1:

Topics 1-4: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

 

Physics paper 2:

Topics 5-8: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics.

Questions in paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity.

 

 

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination

KS4

Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

Biology: 1. Cell biology

Chemistry: 1. Atomic structure and the periodic table

Physics: 1. Energy

Autumn 2nd half term

Biology: 2. Organisation

Chemistry: 2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

Physics: 2. Electricity

  •  

Spring 1st half term

Biology: 3. Infection and response

Chemistry: 3. Quantitative chemistry

Physics: 3. Particle model of matter

Spring 2nd half term

Biology: 4. Bioenergetics

Chemistry: 4. Chemical changes

Physics: 4. Atomic structure

Summer 1st half term

Biology: 4. Bioenergetics

Chemistry: 4. Chemical changes

Physics: 4. Atomic structure

Summer 2nd half term

Biology: 5. Homeostasis and response

Chemistry: 5. Energy

  • Physics: 5. Forces

Controlled assessment/Coursework

No coursework or controlled assessment

Websites to support learning:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ (Students need to look at the AQA topics)
  • http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science#bm-GCSE (Students will be able to look at the specification for each subject and past exam papers)
  • www.getrevising.co.uk
  • http://www.docbrown.info/

 

Planned Support:

Revision guides will be available for purchase.Please send to any queries to Mrs Janine Sedgwick, Head of Science: jsedgwick@theacademyselsey-tkat.org