Science

GCSE Examination Board:

AQA

Suggested support at home

Texts:

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

Websites:

Kerboodle – https://www.kerboodle.com

Sam Learning – https://www.samlearning.com/

Content and Skills

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

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/School/books_maths_skills

GCSE Science Combined – practice papers

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/School/books_gcse_science_aqa_practice_papers#CombinedScience

Assessment opportunities

June 2018

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Enrichment Tuesday – 11AB1 Triple science group

 

Subject Title

Year 7

 

Curriculum:  
Autumn Term Introduction into science & Cells, tissues, organs and systems/ Mixtures and separation/ Energy
Spring Term Sexual reproduction in animals/ Acids & alkalis/ current and electricity
Summer Term Muscles and bones/ the particle model/ Forces

 

Year 8

Curriculum:  
Autumn Term Breathing and respiration/ combustion/Fluids
Spring Term Unicelluluar organisms/ The periodic table/ Light
Summer Term Food and nutrition/ metals and their uses/Energy transfers

KS4

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.

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Year 9

Curriculum: Physical Sciences Life Environmental Science
Autumn Term Periodic table & Chemical quantities States of matter & Atomic Structure
Spring Term Chemical quantities & Forces & energy changes Cells in animals & plants and Waves
Summer Term Forces and energy changes Systems in the human body

Y10

Curriculum: Physical Sciences Life Environmental Science
Autumn Term Structure and bonding & Magnetism and Electromagnetism Systems in the human body & plants and photosynthesis
Spring Term Forces and motion & electricity Lifestyle and health & Radiation and risk
Summer Term Acids and alkalis Preventing, treating & curing diseases

Y11

Curriculum: Physical Sciences Life Environmental Science
Autumn Term Electricity and Acids & alkalis and the rate and extent of chemical change Lifestyle & health and radiation & risk
Spring Term Atoms into ions and ions into atoms & carbon chemistry Preventing, treating & curing diseases and the Earth’s atmosphere
Summer Term Resources of materials & energy Ecosystems & biodiversity, inheritance, variation and evolution