Combined Science – Key Stage 4

Year 9

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 11. Cell Biology Part 1
2. Atomic structure
3. Atomic structure and radiation part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Autumn HT 21. Cell biology part 2
2. Bonding and structure Part 1
3. Atomic structure and radiation part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Spring HT 11. Organisation Part 1
2. Bonding and structure Part 2
3. Particle models Part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Spring HT 21. Organisation Part 2
2. Quantitative chemistry
3. Particle models Part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Summer HT 11. Bioenergetics Part 1
2. Chemical changes Part 1
3. Energy Part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Summer HT 21. Bioenergetics Part 2
2. Chemical changes Part 2
3. Energy Part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.

Year 10

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 11. Infections and response Part 1
2. Energy changes
3. Waves Part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Autumn HT 21. Infection and response Part 2
2. Rate and energy changes
3. Waves Part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Spring HT 11. Homeostasis and response part 1
2. Organic chemistry
3. Magnetism and electromagnetic part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Spring HT 21. Homeostasis and response part 2
2. Chemical analysis
3. Magnetism and electromagnetic part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Summer HT 11. Inheritance, variation and evolution part 1
2. Atmospheric chemistry part 1
3. Forces part 1
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.
Summer HT 21. Inheritance, variation and evolution part 2
2. Atmospheric chemistry part 2
3. Forces part 2
1. AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
2. AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
3. AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.

Year 11 – Science Double Award

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 11. Cells, digestion and photosynthesis
2. Bonding
3. Forces and Motion
1. AO1 - Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of science
2. AO2 - Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of science in practical and other contexts
3. AO3 - Analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence.
Autumn HT 21. Enzymes, respiration and inheritance
2. Rates and Salts
3. Electricity
1. AO1 - Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of science
2. AO2 - Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of science in practical and other contexts
3. AO3 - Analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence.
Spring HT 1B1 – key topic revision
1. NS and Hormones
2. Health and disease
3. Drugs

C1 – key topics revision
1. Atomic structure
2. Rocks
3. Metals

P1 – key topics revision
1. Energy transfer
2. Using energy
3. Electrical energy
1. AO1 - Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of science
2. AO2 - Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of science in practical and other contexts
3. AO3 - Analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence.
Spring HT 2B1 Revision
1. Adaptations
2. Energy flow and cycles
3. GM, cloning and evolution

C1 Revision
1. Oil Chemistry
2. Polymers
3. Emulsions
4. Earth

P1 Revision
1. Generating electricity
2. Waves
3. Electromagnetic waves
1. AO1 - Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of science
2. AO2 - Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of science in practical and other contexts
3. AO3 - Analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence.
Summer HT 1Revision of key topics
Summer HT 2