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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Science Key Stage 4 Yr 9 & 10

Science matters. That’s why we’ve built the most inclusive GCSE (9–1) courses, so every

student can enjoy science and succeed in their studies.

After February half term Year 9 pupils will begin their Key Stage 4 Science course. During science lessons in Year 9 and 10, students are provided with a taste of all of these aspects of science, whatever course they are studying. Students learn in a variety of ways including debate, practical investigations, presentations and role play. The science qualifications on offer at Blackfen School for Girls enable students to engage with science and understand scientific issues that affect society.  

 

This new GCSE course will give students a qualification which is graded 9 (being the highest) to 1 (being the lowest).

 

Qualification type: GCSE    

Specification title: Combined Science (1SC0), Biology (1BI0), Chemistry (1CH0), Physics (1PH0)

Exam board: Edexcel   Course type: Full Course  

 

Website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html#tab-0

 

Present Year 9 and 10 topics

 

Year 9

Year 10

Y11

Autum Term 1

 

 

 

Completing KS3 Science Content

 

 

 

Biology

B1- Overarching Concepts in Biology

B2 – Cells and Control

B3 – Genetics

Chemistry

C1&2 – States of Matter and Methods of Separating and Purifying Substances

C3&4 – Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table

Physics

P1&2 Motion and Forces

P3 – Conservation of Energy

 

Biology

B4 – Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

B5 – Health and Disease

B6 – Photosynthesis

Chemistry

C5, 6 & 7 – Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding and Types of Substances

C8 – Acids

C9 - Calculations involving masses

C10, 11 & 12 - Electrolytic Processes, Obtaining and Using Metals & Reversible reactions and equilibrium

Physics

P4&5 – Waves and Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

P6- Radioactivity

Biology

B7 – Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis

B8 – Exchange and Transport in Animals

B9 – Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Chemistry

C13, 14 & 15 – Groups in the Periodic Table, Rates of Reactions, Heat Changes in Chemical Reactions

C16 & 17 – Fules, Earth and Atmospheric Science

Physics

P7 & P8 Energy – Forces Doing Work and Forces and Their Effects

P9 – Electricity and Circuits

P10 & P11 – Magnetism and the Motor Effect & EM Induction

P12 & 13 – Particle Model, Forces and Matter

Autum Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Present Year 10 Topic List

 

Year 10

Y11

Autum Term 1

Biology

B4 – Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

B5 – Health and Disease

B6 – Photosynthesis

Chemistry

C5, 6 & 7 – Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding and Types of Substances

C8 – Acids

C9 - Calculations involving masses

C10, 11 & 12 - Electrolytic Processes, Obtaining and Using Metals & Reversible reactions and equilibrium

Physics

P4&5 – Waves and Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

P6- Radioactivity

Biology

B7 – Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis

B8 – Exchange and Transport in Animals

B9 – Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Chemistry

C13, 14 & 15 – Groups in the Periodic Table, Rates of Reactions, Heat Changes in Chemical Reactions

C16 & 17 – Fules, Earth and Atmospheric Science

Physics

P7 & P8 Energy – Forces Doing Work and Forces and Their Effects

P9 – Electricity and Circuits

P10 & P11 – Magnetism and the Motor Effect & EM Induction

P12 & 13 – Particle Model, Forces and Matter

Autum Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

 Triple Science Year 10 Topic List

 

 

Y10

 

 

Autum Term 1

Biology

B1- Overarching Concepts in Biology

B2 – Cells and Control

B3 – Genetics

B4 – Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

B5 – Health and Disease

 

 

Chemistry

C5, 6 & 7 – Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding and Types of Substances

C8 – Acids

C9 - Calculations involving masses

C10, 11 & 12 - Electrolytic Processes, Obtaining and Using Metals & Reversible reactions and equilibrium

C13, 14 & 15 – Groups in the Periodic Table, Rates of Reactions, Heat Changes in Chemical Reactions

C16 & 17 – Fules, Earth and Atmospheric Science

Physics

Autum Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2