GCSE Examination Board:


Suggested support at home


GCSE Combined Science 9-1 AQA revision Guide – CPG

GCSE AQA Biology Science 9-1 Revision Guide – CPG

GCSE AQA Physics Science 9-1 Revision Guide – CPG

GCSE AQA Chemistry Science 9-1 Revision Guide – CPG


Kerboodle –

Sam Learning –

Content and Skills

GCSE Science: Essential maths skills – study and practice (SMR42 – CPG)

GCSE Science Combined – practice papers

Assessment opportunities

June 2018

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Enrichment Tuesday – 11AB1 Triple science group


Subject Title

Year 7


Autumn TermIntroduction into science & Cells, tissues, organs and systems/ Mixtures and separation/ Energy
Spring TermSexual reproduction in animals/ Acids & alkalis/ current and electricity
Summer TermMuscles and bones/ the particle model/ Forces


Year 8

Autumn TermBreathing and respiration/ combustion/Fluids
Spring TermUnicelluluar organisms/ The periodic table/ Light
Summer TermFood and nutrition/ metals and their uses/Energy transfers


Combined Science GCSE 9-1 (Double Award)

Life and environmental sciences (4.1 – 4.4)

  • • 4.1 Building blocks: from atoms to cells, behaviour and transport on the small scale.
  • • 4.2 Transport over larger distances: systems in animals and plants and how these systems interact.
  • • 4.3 Interactions with the environment: the effects of factors in the environment on organisms, how our choices affect our health.
  • • 4.4 Explaining change: how organisms, species, living and non-living systems change over time.

Physical sciences (4.5 – 4.8)

  • • 4.5 Building blocks for understanding: organising, patterns, properties and analysis.
  • • 4.6 Interactions over small and large distances: strong and weak forces between atoms, molecules and larger structures and how they interact.
  • • 4.7 Movement and interactions: rates of change of motion and direction of large and small objects, and chemical changes.
  • • 4.8 Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future: resources of materials and energy.


Both sections include topics that draw together and apply key concepts. Examples in Life and environmental sciences include Radiation and risk and The Earth’s atmosphere. In these topics, earlier work on atomic structure, waves and electromagnetic radiation is used to explain the effects of different types of radiation on human tissues and on the climate. An example in Physical sciences is

Resources of materials and energy, which introduces life cycle assessment as a way of evaluating the impacts of using materials and energy to manufacture useful products.


Year 9

Curriculum:Physical SciencesLife Environmental Science
Autumn TermPeriodic table & Chemical quantitiesStates of matter & Atomic Structure
Spring TermChemical quantities & Forces & energy changesCells in animals & plants and Waves
Summer TermForces and energy changesSystems in the human body


Curriculum:Physical SciencesLife Environmental Science
Autumn TermStructure and bonding & Magnetism and ElectromagnetismSystems in the human body & plants and photosynthesis
Spring TermForces and motion & electricityLifestyle and health & Radiation and risk
Summer TermAcids and alkalisPreventing, treating & curing diseases


Curriculum:Physical SciencesLife Environmental Science
Autumn TermElectricity and Acids & alkalis and the rate and extent of chemical changeLifestyle & health and radiation & risk
Spring TermAtoms into ions and ions into atoms & carbon chemistryPreventing, treating & curing diseases and the Earth’s atmosphere
Summer TermResources of materials & energyEcosystems & biodiversity, inheritance, variation and evolution