Overview

Autumn term

Key ideas and topics covered

Equipment & Safety in science

Biology: Organisms- Cells & movement

Chemistry: Matter- The particle model & separating mixtures

Physics: Forces – Speed & gravity

Biology: Organisms- Breathing & digestion

Chemistry: Matter- Elements & the periodic table

Physics: Forces – Contact forces & pressure

Biology: Ecosystems – respiration & photosynthesis

Biology – Organisms – Cells and organisation

GCSE Combined science

B2 Disease & bioenergetics: Communicable diseases, preventing & treating disease, non- communicable disease, respiration & photosynthesis

C2 Chemical reactions & energy changes: Chemical change, electrolysis & energy changes

GCSE Combined science

P3 Forces in action: Forces in balance, motion & forces & motion

C3 Rates, equilibrium & organic chemistry: Rates of reaction

B3 Genetics & evolution: Reproduction, variation & evolution, genetics & evolution

Spring term

Key ideas and topics covered

Biology: Ecosystems – interdependence & plant reproduction

Chemistry: Reactions – acids & alkalis, metals & non- metals

Physics: Electromagnets – potential difference, resistance & current

Biology: Genes – variation & reproduction

Biology: Ecosystems – respiration & photosynthesis

Chemistry: Reactions – types of reaction & chemical energy

Physics: Electromagnets – Magnetism & electromagnets

Biology: Genes – Evolution & Inheritance

Chemistry – Matter – Atoms, bonding and crude oil
GCSE Combined science

C2 Chemical reactions & energy changes: Chemical change, electrolysis & energy changes

P2 Particles at work: Electric circuits, electricity in the home, molecules & matter and radioactivity

GCSE Combined science

C4 Analysis & the Earth’s resources: Earth’s resources

P4 Waves & electromagnetism: Wave properties, electromagnetic waves

B5 Ecology: Adaptation, interdependence, competition, ecosystems, biodiversity & sustainability

Summer term

Key ideas and topics covered

Biology: Genes – Variation & reproduction

Chemistry: The Earth – Earth structure & universe

Physics: Energy – Energy costs & transfers

Physics: Waves – Sound & light

Biology: Genes – Evolution & genes

Chemistry: The Earth – Climate & Earth’s resources

Physics: Energy – work, heating & cooling

Ideas in context & practical skills

Physics

Energy – Energy resources

Electromagnets – Electricity in the home

Matter – Density and radioactivity

Maths skills in science, ideas in context & practical skills

GCSE Combined science

P2 Particles at work: Electric circuits, electricity in the home, molecules & matter and radioactivity

B3 Biological responses: The human nervous system, hormonal co-ordination

C3 Rates, equilibrium & organic chemistry: Rates of reaction & crude oil

Ecology field trip

GCSE Combined science

Revision programme