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Mrs. Day

Team Leader

  Mrs. Moore   Miss. Murphy   Mr. Randall   Dr. Turnock   Miss. Rickeard
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Key Stage 3

Learning Aims (Detailed assessment framework)

Biology   Chemistry   Physics
  • Cells, tissues, organs and organ system
  • Sexual reproduction in animals
  • Muscles and bones
  • Ecosystems
  • Respiration
  • Kingdoms 
    
  • Mixtures and separation
  • Acids and alkalis
  • The Particle Model
  • Atoms, elements and molecules
  • combustion
  • The Periodic Table
  • Metals and their uses
   
  • Energy sources
  • Electricity
  • Forces
  • Sound
  • Fluids
  • Light
  • Earth and Space

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board : AQA Logo

 

Assessment Requirements:
All examinations are taken at the end of Year 11. There are six examinations in total: two biology, two chemistry and two physics exam papers. Science is two GCSEs. Duration: All the papers are 1 hour 15 minutes. Tiers: Foundation and Higher. Weighting: Each exam paper is worth 16.7% of the final grade and has 70 marks. Question types: Multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.

 

Course Outline:

Pupils will be studying Combined Science: Trilogy specification will cover the three science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in the traditional fashion.

 

Summary of Content
Biology Chemistry Physics
  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources
  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure

 

The practical investigations are not only one of the most engaging parts of a science education but are also essential for pupils’ understanding of scientific theory. There are 21 required practical experiments in the AQA Combined Science: Trilogy course. Practicals will be carried out throughout the year and there will be exam questions based around these 21 experiments.

 

Expectations:

Pupils will receive two pieces of home learning every week. Pupils will be expected to purchase a revision guide to help them with home learning and revision.

 

Career Opportunities:
GCSE Science will allow pupils opportunities to carry on an academic study of science as well as enabling them to gain access to careers such as Engineering, Nursing, Mechanics, Electrician, Hairdressing, Laboratory work, Forensic science.