Year 10

Topics Covered through Years 10 and 11

The routes followed will depend on students option choices and the results from the mock exams carried out in Year 9.

Students who opt for Triple Science will carry out the AQA separate science modules.

Biology –

  • B1 Cell structure and transport
  • B2 Cell division
  • B3 Organisation and the digestive system
  • B4 Organising animals and plants
  • B5 Communicable diseases
  • B6 Preventing and treating disease
  • B7 Non-communicable diseases
  • B8 Photosynthesis
  • B9 Respiration
  • B10 The human nervous system
  • B11 Hormonal coordination
  • B12 Homeostasis in action
  • B13 Reproduction
  • B14 Variation and evolution
  • B15 Genetics and evolution
  • B16 Adaptation and interdependence
  • B17 Organisation of an ecosystem
  • B18 The effect of human interactions on ecosystems and biodiversity

Chemistry –

  • C1 Atomic structure
  • C2 The periodic table
  • C3 Structure and bonding
  • C4 Chemical calculations
  • C5 Chemical changes
  • C6 Electrolysis
  • C7 Energy changes
  • C8 Rates of reaction
  • C9 Crude oil and fuels
  • C10 Organic reactions
  • C11 Polymers
  • C12 Chemical analysis
  • C13 Our atmosphere
  • C14 The Earth’s resources
  • C15 Using our resources

Physics –

  • P1 Conservation and dissipation of energy
  • P2 Energy transfer by heating
  • P3 Energy resources
  • P4 Electric circuits
  • P5 Electricity in the home
  • P6 Molecules and matter
  • P7 Radioactivity
  • P8 Forces in balance
  • P9 Motion
  • P10 Force and motion
  • P11 Force and pressure
  • P12 Wave properties
  • P13 Electromagnetic waves
  • P14 Light
  • P15 Electromagnetism
  • P16 Space

Those who do not opt for Triple science will carry out AQA Synergy or Trilogy combined science. These include the units from above with some omissions (see below) and a ‘lighter touch’ to the other modules

Biology –

  • B12 Homeostasis in action
  • B18 The effect of human interactions on ecosystems  Force and motion

Chemistry –

  • C10 Organic reactions
  • C11 Polymers
  • C13 Our atmosphere

Physics –

  • P11 Force and pressure
  • P14 Light
  • P16 Space

All these modules will be followed by end of unit tests and a mock in Triple science students will take two exams per subject at the end of Y11 each exam is worth 50% of the GCSE grade and they will gain three GCSE grades, one in each of the separate sciences.

Trilogy students will sit two exams per subject (six in total) each exam is worth 16.6% of the double GCSE grade in combined science.

Synergy students will sit four exams that cover a combination of content from the course. Two of the exams from Life and environmental sciences and two from Physics sciences, each exam is worth 25% of the double GCSE grade in combined science.