KS4 Science

Year 10 GSCE Combined Science (exam board – Edexcel)

The new Science GSCE graded in numbers and is assessed externally with examinations worth 100%. The practical element of the course in now assessed during the terminal examinations.

Students will be completing the mandatory practical element throughout the 2 years.

Key concepts can be examined in ALL examination papers.

Year 10

  BIOLOGY TOPICS  CHEMISTRY TOPICS PHYSICS TOPICS 
Topic 1

 

 

 

 Key concepts in biology

 

 

Key concepts in Chemistry

 

 

 Key concepts in Physics

 

 

Topic 2 

 

Cells and control 

 

States of matter and mixtures.  Motion and forces. 

 

Topic 3 

 

Genetics 

 

 Chemical changes 

 

 Conservation of 
Topic 4 

 

 

Natural selection and genetic modification.  Extracting metals and equilibria   Waves 

 

 

Topic 5 

 

Health, disease and the development of medicines. Light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Topic 6 

 

 

 

Radioactivity

 

 

Year 11

  BIOLOGY TOPICS  CHEMISTRY TOPICS PHYSICS TOPICS 
 Topic 1

 

 

 Key concepts in biology.

 

Key concepts in Chemistry

 

 Key concepts in Physics

 

Topic 6 

 

Plant structures and their functions.  Groups in the periodic table.   Energy - Forces doing work. 
Topic 7 

 

 

 

Topic 8

 

 

 

Animal coordination, control and homeostasis. 

Exchange and transport in animals

 

Rates of reaction and energy changes. 

 

Fuels and Earth science

Forces and their effects. 

 

 

Electricity and circuits

 

 

 

Topic 9

 

 

 

Magnetism and the motor effect. 
Topic 10 

 

Ecosystems and material cycles  Electromagnetic induction. 
Topic 11    Particle model. 
Topic 12 

 

Forces and matter. 

 

Students who choose TRIPLE SCIENCE complete the year 10 and Year 11 topics and the following extra topics. Triple students will also be required to carry out further practical investigations.

 

 

 

BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY 

Separate Chemistry 1

 

 

Separate Chemistry 2

PHYSICS 

Astronomy

 

 

Static Electricity

 

 

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