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Science

Course Title: GCSE Separate Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Syllabus Code: 8461, 8462, 8463
Exam Board:AQA Web link

Students study each of the Science disciplines separately leading to 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics. All students follow the same curriculum for year 9 and 10. Pathway decisions are made after discussions with teaching staff, parents and students. The most able students, and those intending to do A level sciences are encouraged to follow the Triple Science pathway in Year 11

Year 9 Term1

  • Cells
  • Photosynthesis
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Energy
  • Atomic Structure and the periodic Table
  • Particle Model

Year 9 Term2

  • Transporting Materials
  • Rates of reaction
  • Forces and Motion
  • Static and Home Electricity

Year 9 Term3

  • Enzymes and Body Systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy Changes
  • Waves

Year 10 Term1

  • Atmosphere
  • Coordination
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Changes
  • Electrical circuits
  • Light and Electromagnetic waves

Year 10 Term2

  • Health and disease
  • Chemical Industries
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Forces
  • Magnets

Year 10 Term3

  • Inheritance
  • Evolution
  • Atomic Physics
  • Chemical Analysis

Year 11 Term1

  • Micro organisms
  • Plant minerals
  • Decay
  • Homeostasis
  • Transition metal chemistry
  • Nanoparticles
  • Cells and Batteries
  • Titration of weak and strong acids
  • Reducing Energy Transfers
  • Gas Pressure
  • Forces II
  • Static Electricity and fields

Year 11 Term2

  • Plant disease
  • Transcription and translation
  • Evolution II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Maths for Chemists
  • Corrosion, alloys and the Haber process
  • Waves
  • Using Electromagnets
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Space

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