Curriculum Plan – Science (Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 & 11)

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Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 9

 

Exam Board: AQA

  • Biology (8461)
  • Chemistry (8462)
  • Physics (8463)
  • Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)

Triple Biology: 

B1 Cell Biology

3 required practical activities:

  • Microscopy
  • Microbiology
  • Osmosis

Triple Chemistry: 

C1 Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

Triple Physics: 

P1 Electricity

2 required practical activities:

  • Resistance
  • I-V characteristics

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

B1 Cell Biology

2 required practical activities:

  • Microscopy
  • Osmosis

C1 Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both Triple and Trilogy

Triple Biology: 

B2 Ecology

1 required practical activity:

  • Distribution

Triple Chemistry: 

C2 Chemical Analysis and Chemistry of the Atmosphere

2 required practical activities:

  • Chromatography
  • Identifying Ions

Triple Physics: 

P2 Waves

3 required practical activities:

  • Measuring Waves
  • Reflection and Refraction
  • Infra-Red Radiation

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

B2 Ecology

1 required practical activity:

  • Distribution

P2 Waves

2  required practical activities:

  • Measuring Waves
  • Infra-Red Radiation

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both Triple and Trilogy

Triple Biology:

B1 Organisation

2  required practical activities:

  • Food Tests
  • Enzymes

Triple Chemistry: 

C1 Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

Triple Physics: 

P1 Energy

2 required practical activities:

  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Insulation

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

C2 Chemical Analysis and Chemistry of the Atmosphere

1 required practical activity:

  • Chromatography

P1 Electricity

2  required practical activities:

  • Resistance
  • I-V characteristics

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both Triple and Trilogy

Year 10

Exam Board: AQA

  • Biology (8461)
  • Chemistry (8462)
  • Physics (8463)
  • Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)

Triple Biology: 

B1 Cell Biology

3 required practical activities:

  • Microscopy
  • Microbiology
  • Osmosis

B1 Organisation

2  required practical activities:

  • Food Tests
  • Enzymes

Triple Chemistry: 

C1 Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

C1 Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

Triple Physics: 

P1 Energy

2 required practical activities:

  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Insulation

P1 Electricity

2 required practical activities:

  • Resistance
  • I-V characteristics

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

B1 Cell Biology

2 required practical activities:

  • Microscopy
  • Osmosis

C1 Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

B1 Organisation

1  required practical activity:

  • Enzymes

C1 Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both Triple and Trilogy

Triple Biology: 

B1 Infection and Response

Triple Chemistry: 

C1 Quantitative Chemistry

Triple Physics: 

P1 Particle Model of Matter

1 required practical activity:

  • Density

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

C1 Quantitative Chemistry

C1 Chemical Changes and Energy Changes

3 required practical activities:

  • Making Salts
  • Electrolysis
  • Temperature Changes

B1 Infection and Response

B1 Bioenergetics

1 required practical activity:

  • Photosynthesis

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both Triple and Trilogy

Triple Biology:

B1 Bioenergetics

1 required practical activity:

  • Photosynthesis

Triple Chemistry: 

C1 Chemical Changes and Energy Changes

4 required practical activities:

  • Making Salts
  • Electrolysis
  • Temperature Changes
  • Neutralisation

Triple Physics: 

P1 Atomic Structure and Radiation

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

P1 Energy

1 required practical activity:

  • Specific Heat Capacity

P1 Electricity

2  required practical activities:

  • Resistance
  • I-V characteristics

P1 Particle Model of Matter

1 required practical activity

  • Density

P1 Atomic Structure and Radiation

Internally set exams at the end of each module for both
Triple and Trilogy

Year 11

Exam Board: AQA

  • Biology (8461)
  • Chemistry (8462)
  • Physics (8463)
  • Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)

Triple Biology: 

B2 Ecology

2 required practical activities:

  • Distribution
  • Decay

B2 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Triple Chemistry: 

C2 Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

1 required practical activity:

  • Rates

C2 Organic Chemistry

C2 Chemical Analysis

2 required practical activities:

  • Chromatography
  • Identifying Ions

Triple Physics: 

P2 Waves

3 required practical activities:

  • Measuring Waves
  • Reflection and Refraction
  • Infra-Red Radiation

P2 Space Physics

P2 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

B2 Ecology

1 required practical activity:

  • Distribution

B2 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

C2 Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

1 required practical activity:

  • Rates

C2 Organic Chemistry

C2 Chemical Analysis

1 required practical activity:

  • Chromatography

P2 Waves

2 required practical activities:

  • Measuring Waves
  • Infra-Red Radiation

P2 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Triple Biology: 

B2 Homeostasis and Response

2 required practical activities:

  • Reaction Time
  • Germination

Triple Chemistry: 

C2 Chemistry of the Atmosphere

C2 Using Resources

1 required practical activity:

  • Purifying water

Triple Physics: 

P2 Forces

2 required practical activities:

  • Springs
  • Acceleration

 Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

B2 Homeostasis and Response

1 required practical activity:

  • Reaction Time

C2 Chemistry of the Atmosphere

C2 Using Resources

1 required practical activity:

  • Purifying Water

P2 Forces

2 required practical activities:

  • Springs
  • Acceleration

Triple Biology:

Revision

Triple Chemistry: 

Revision

Triple Physics: 

Revision

Combined Science: Trilogy (Modules studied in any order during the year)

Revision

Additional Information for Year 9, 10 & 11 Students – GCSE Courses

Science

Exam Board

Course
Code & Web Link

Suggested Resources

Exam Year 2018

AQA

Biology – 601/8752/9
Chemistry – 601/8757/8
Physics – 601/8751/7
Trilogy – 601/8758/X
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
https://www.s-cool.co.uk/
http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/

Hints & Tips

  • To be fully equipped for lessons.
  • To actively participate in lessons, rather than being quiet and watching.
  • To complete all classwork and homework to a high standard.
  • To ask for help when needed.
  • To learn the key words and phrases for each section of work.
  • To learn the techniques and methods used in the required practical activities.
  • To memorise the Physics equations as they are not given in the exam.
  • To attend all revision sessions when possible.
  • To revise for homework if no other work has been set.
  • To revise thoroughly for all assessments throughout the two years.
  • To aim to achieve their target grade.

Exam Year 2019

AQA

Biology – 601/8752/9
Chemistry – 601/8757/8
Physics – 601/8751/7
Trilogy – 601/8758/X
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
https://www.s-cool.co.uk/
http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/

Hints & Tips

  • To be fully equipped for lessons.
  • To actively participate in lessons, rather than being quiet and watching.
  • To complete all classwork and homework to a high standard.
  • To ask for help when needed.
  • To learn the key words and phrases for each section of work.
  • To learn the techniques and methods used in the required practical activities.
  • To memorise the Physics equations as they are not given in the exam.
  • To attend all revision sessions when possible.
  • To revise for homework if no other work has been set.
  • To revise thoroughly for all assessments throughout the two years.
  • To aim to achieve their target grade.

Exam Year 2020

AQA

Biology – 601/8752/9
Chemistry – 601/8757/8
Physics – 601/8751/7
Trilogy – 601/8758/X
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
https://www.s-cool.co.uk/
http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/

Hints & Tips

  • To be fully equipped for lessons.
  • To actively participate in lessons, rather than being quiet and watching.
  • To complete all classwork and homework to a high standard.
  • To ask for help when needed.
  • To learn the key words and phrases for each section of work.
  • To learn the techniques and methods used in the required practical activities.
  • To memorise the Physics equations as they are not given in the exam.
  • To attend all revision sessions when possible.
  • To revise for homework if no other work has been set.
  • To revise thoroughly for all assessments throughout the two years.
  • To aim to achieve their target grade.