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Sandy Upper School

Combined Science

Course Title: GCSE Combined Science : Trilogy
Syllabus Code: 8464
Exam Board:AQA Web link

All content is taught by 2 teachers simultaneously, meaning students will be studying 2 pathways concurrently, and tested on both topics at regular intervals. Relevant, regular practical sessions will assess student’s ability to conduct experiments, leading to a practical endorsement upon successful completion.

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

  • Application of topics studied , using 16 required experiments across all disciplines
  • Regular assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills

Year 11 Term2

  • Opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge and further embed what they have learnt over the three years, in preparation for their exams in term 3.
  • Revision of all topics
  • Focus on exam technique
  • Regular assessment and intervention

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