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AQA GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics

AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

Autumn

Biology Chemistry Physics
4.1 Cell structure

- Eukaryotes and prokaryotes

- Animal and plant

- Cell specialisation

- Microscopy

- Culturing micro-organisms (triple only)

- Cell Division

- Cancer and the cell cycle

- Stem cells

- Diffusion

- Osmosis

– Active transport

5.1 Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

- Atoms, elements and compounds

- Mixtures

- The development of the model of the atom

- Size and mass of atoms

- Relative atomic mass

- Electronic structure

- The periodic table

- Development of the periodic table

- Metals and non-metals

- Group 0, 1 & 7

- Transition Metal

6.1 Energy

- Energy stores and systems

- Changes in energy

- Energy changes in systems

- Power

- Energy transfers in a system

- Energy efficiency

- Energy Resources

- Global energy supplies

- Energy transfer

4.2 Photosynthesis

- Exploring photosynthesis

- Investigating rate of photosynthesis and light intensity

- Food production

- Leaves and stomata

- Transpiration and translocation

- surface area to volume ratio

5.2 Structure, Bonding and the Properties of Matter

- Chemical bonds

- Ionic bonding and compounds

- Metallic and covalent bonds

- States of matter

- Properties of ionic and small molecules

- Polymer structures

- Giant covalent structures

- Metals and alloys

- Diamond and Graphite

- Graphene and Fullerenes

6.2 Electricity

- Electric Current

- Series and parallel circuit

- Investigating circuits and circuit components

- Circuit diagrams

- Resistance

- Control circuits

- Electricity in the home

- Transmitting electricity

- Power and energy transfers

- Potential difference

 Spring

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

4.3 Moving and Changing Materials

- Transport systems

- Enzymes

- Digestive system

- Food tests

- Plants and minerals

- Circulatory system

- Gas exchange

- Heart disease

 

 

5.3 Chemical Quantities and Calculations

- Relative formula mass

- Gases in reaction and mass change

- Chemical measurements

- Moles

- Amounts of substances and equations

- Balanced equations

- Concentration of solution

6.3 Particle Model of Matter

- Investigating Density

- Change of state

- Internal energy

- Specific heat capacity

- Latent heat

- Particle motion in gases

 

 

4.4 Health and Disease

- Non communicable diseases

- Pathogens and disease

- Protecting the body

- Antibiotics and pain killers

- Immunity

- Making new drugs

* PRE-PUBLIC EXAM *

 

 

 

 

5.4 Chemical Changes

- Metal oxides

- Reactivity series

- Extraction of metals

- Oxidation and reduction

- Metals and acids

- PH and neutralisation

- Soluble salts

- Electrolysis

* PRE-PUBLIC EXAM *

6.4 Atomic Structure

- Atomic structure

- Radioactive decay

- Radiation and its hazards

- Nuclear equations

- Radioactive half life

- Irradiation

* PRE-PUBLIC EXAM *

Summer

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

4.5 Coordination and Control

- Homeostasis

- Nervous system

- Reflex action

- Investigating reaction time

- Endocrine system

- Diabetes

- Negative feedback

- Human reproduction

- IVF

- Contraception

 

 

5.5 Energy Changes

- Endothermic and exothermic reactions

- Investigating variables that affect temperature change

- Reaction profiles

- Energy change of reactions

6.5 Forces Part 1

- Forces

-Speed

- Acceleration

- Velocity-time graph

- Calculations of motion

- Mass and weight

- Forces and motion

- Resultant force

 4.6 Genetics – Part 1

- DNA and genes

- Human genome

- Tracing human migration

- Asexual and sexual Reproduction

 5.6 The Rate of Chemical Change – Part 1

- Measuring rates

- Limiting reactions and molar masses

- Calculating rates

- Factors affecting rates

 6.5 Forces Part 2

- Forces and acceleration

- Investigating acceleration

- Newton’s third law

- Momentum

- Safety on the road

- Forces and energy in springs

There will be an element of synoptic assessment in some of the written papers. This will involve making and using connections within and between different areas of each science e.g. applying knowledge and understanding of more than one area to a particular situation or context.

Coursework is no longer part of the assessment but there is a set of Required Practicals for each Science that has to be covered during lesson time over the two years and may be covered in the written exam.

 

Useful Websites:

Separate Sciences

Biology - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

Chemistry - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

Physics - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

Combined Science (Trilogy)

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Year 10 Schedule Science COMBINED 2017 2018
Year 10 Schedule Science SEPARATE 2017 2018
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