KS4 Course Overview Science

KS4 COURSE OVERVIEW - SCIENCE

AQA Science A (4405) for Y10 GCSE course.

AQA Additional Science (4408) for Y11 GCSE course.

AQA Biology (4401), AQA Chemistry (4402) and AQA Physics (4403) for the separate GCSE sciences.

Edexcel BTEC first awards:     Principles of Applied Science (Y10) Application of Science (Y11)

For the first half of Year 9 students will follow a bridging course designed for the smooth transition between KS3 to GCSE.

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

9

Interdependence

Cells and Diffusion

Diffusion CAU

Chemical Reactions

Forces

Bouncing Balls CAU

Energy

Rates of Reaction CAU

10 Core Science

B1a: Keeping healthy; Coordination & control; Medicine & drugs.

C1a: Fundamental ideas; Rocks & building materials; Metals & their uses; Crude oil & fuels.

P1a: Energy transfer by heating; Using energy; Electrical energy.

B1b: Adaptation for survival; Energy in biomass; Variation, reproduction & new technology; Evolution.

C1b: Products from oil; Plant oils; Our changing planet.

or

P1b: Generating electricity; Waves; Electromagnetic waves.

CAU: Practical coursework.

C1b: Products from oil; Plant oils; Our changing planet.

or

P1b: Generating electricity; Waves; Electromagnetic waves.

CAU: Practical coursework.

10 Triple (core)

B1: Keeping healthy; Coordination & control; Medicine & drugs; Adaptation for survival; Energy in biomass; Variation, reproduction & new technology; Evolution.

B2:

B3:

B2 + B3 (to finish) + exam. prep.

10 Triple (option)

C1a: Fundamental ideas; Rocks & building materials; Metals & their uses; Crude oil & fuels.

P1a: Energy transfer by heating; Using energy; Electrical energy.

P1b: Generating electricity; Waves; Electromagnetic waves.

CAU: Practical coursework.

C1b: Products from oil; Plant oils; Our changing planet.

CAU: Practical coursework.

11 Additional Science

B2a: Cells, tissues & organs; Organisms in the environment.

C2a: Structure & bonding; Structure & properties; How much?

P2a: Motion; Forces; Work, energy & momentum; Current electricity.

CAU: Practical coursework.

B2a (to finish).

C2b: Rates & energy; Salts & electrolysis.

P2b: Mains electricity; Radioactivity; Energy from the nucleus.

CAU: Practical coursework.

B2b: Enzymes; Energy from respiration; Simple inheritance in animals & plants; Old & new species.

Examination preparation.

11 Triple (core)

P2: Motion; Forces; Work, energy & momentum; Current electricity; Mains electricity; Radioactivity; Energy from the nucleus.

CAU: Practical coursework.

P3: Medical applications of physics; Using physics to make things work; Using magnetic fields to keep things moving.

CAU: Practical coursework.

Examination preparation.

11 Triple (option)

C2: Structure & bonding; Structure & properties; How much?; Rates & energy; Salts & electrolysis.

C3: The periodic table; Water; Energy calculations; Analysis & synthesis; Organic chemistry.

C2 & C3 (to finish).

Examination preparation.