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Year 10 Combined

Year 10 Curriculum Plan – Combined Science Trilogy GCSE

 

Overview of Course Content:

 

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

 

Learning will be assessed by:

 

There are six papers at the end of Year 11: 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.

 

Controlled assessment/Coursework:

 

 There will be 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. If any further information is required please contact 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.

 

 

Half term

Area

Assessment

Autumn 1

Biology:

Cell Biology

Photosynthesis

For each topic students will complete an extended writing task, one or more set required practical tasks, a maths skills lesson and an end of module test to assess progress.

 

Autumn 2

Chemistry:

Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table

Structure, Bonding and Properties of Matter

Chemical Quantities & Calculations

Spring 1

Physics:

Energy

Electricity

Spring 2

Biology:

Moving & Changing Materials

Health Matters

Summer 1

Chemistry:

Chemical Changes

Energy Changes

The Rate & Extent of Chemical Change

Summer 2

Physics:

Particle Model of Matter

Atomic Structure