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Science Staff
Miss N Hodgson (Head of Team) nhodgson@conyers.org.uk Mr R Hallam rhallam@conyers.org.uk
Mrs A Ammor aammor@conyers.org.uk Mr S Madden smadden@conyers.org.uk
Mr J Blakemore jblakemore@conyers.org.uk Mr D Pinder dpinder@conyers.org.uk
Mr R Brown rbrown@conyers.org.uk Dr P Smith psmith@conyers.org.uk
Mrs H Harrington hharrington@conyers.org.uk Mr J Thoburn jthoburn@conyers.org.uk
Mrs K Haigh khaigh@conyers.org.uk Mrs J Waters jwaters@conyers.org.uk

Please select the links below to view further information about the department. The assessment programme explains how and what the students will be assessed on along with information on how to prepare.

  • Key Stage 4
  • Year 7 Assessment
  • Year 8 Assessment
  • Year 9 Assessment
  • Year 10 Biology Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 10 Chemistry Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 10 Physics Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 11 Biology Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 11 Chemistry Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 11 Physics Trilogy Assessment
  • Year 10 Biology Assessment
  • Year 10 Chemistry Assessment
  • Year 10 Physics Assessment
  • Year 11 Biology Assessment
  • Year 11 Chemistry Assessment
  • Year 11 Physics Assessment

GCSE

Introduction

The study of balanced science, i.e. Biology, Physics and Chemistry, is compulsory for all students up to the age of 16. Some students will follow the Triple Science pathway and take 3 GCSEs whilst some will do Dual Award Combined Science.

Skills

Science develops knowledge and skills that are relevant to everyday life.  All of us, as citizens, need to be able to cope with the science that shapes our lives.  We are on the receiving end of scientific ideas and technical information in many different roles, such as householder, parent, patient etc.  Some young people aspire to be scientists, or to work in careers where knowledge of science is essential, so educating the next generations of science practitioners is crucial.  Students need both science as citizens and science for scientists.

Course structure

This Science course features many of the major theories of science in a way that encourages students to appreciate their importance to everyday life.  The course also explores how scientific information is obtained, how reliable it is, what its limitations are, and how this information helps society to make important decisions.  We believe that science has something to offer every student. From a trainee chef to a nuclear physicist, a construction apprentice to a cancer researcher, everyone needs some level of relevant science understanding.

Assessment

AQA Examination Board Depending on the type of course the student follows the assessment will differ. Students doing the Triple Sciences will have 6 x 105 minute exams in Year 11. Those doing Combined Science will have 6 x 75 minute exams at the end of Year 11. The exams will include multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response.

Year 7 Assessment

Half Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Baseline test Working scientifically. Identifying and controlling variables (fair testing) Drawing and interpreting graphs. Interpreting observations. Food chains and feeding relationships, mixtures and states of matter This assessment is looking at skills students have developed in primary school.

Half Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
007 assessment Variation, inheritance, the skeleton and movement. Particle model, space Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
CSI Cells and cell transport, elements, compounds and metals, forces Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 5

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Designer world Plant and animal reproduction, acids and alkalis, electricity Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year assessment 007, CSI, Designer world plus working scientifically. Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Year 8 Assessment

Half Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
All the Fun of the fair Respiration and the breathing system. Metals and their reactions. Speed, motion and pressure. Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Living on an Island Photosynthesis. The Rock Cycle. Energy Transfers. Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Skills Test Identifying and controlling variables. Selecting appropriate equipment. Interpreting and explaining data.  Drawing and interpreting graphs. Making predictions and drawing conclusions from data.  Applying maths and calculating results. Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Marvellous medicine Keeping fit and healthy and digestion. Separating mixtures. Sound.  

Half Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test All the Fun of the Fair Living on an Island Marvellous medicine Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Year 9 Assessment

Half Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Baseline assessment Identifying and controlling variables. Selecting appropriate equipment. Interpreting and explaining data.  Drawing and interpreting graphs. Making predictions and drawing conclusions from data.  Applying maths and calculating results. Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Half Term 2, 3 & 4 (depending on specific teacher’s teaching order)

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Cells Eukaryotes and prokaryotes Animal and plant cells Cell specialisation Cell differentiation Microscopy Chromosomes Mitosis and the cell cycle Stem cells Diffusion Osmosis Active transport Kerboodle text book Chapter B1 Cells and organisation Chapter B2 Cell division End of chapter summary questions and practice questions Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 Revision checklists and resources on Showbie
Atomic Structure Atoms, elements and compounds Mixtures The development of the model of the atom Relative electrical charges of subatomic particles Size and mass of atoms Relative atomic mass Electronic structure The periodic table Development of the periodic table Metals and non-metals Group 0 Group 1 Group 7 Kerboodle text book Chapter C1 Atoms, bonding and moles Chapter C2 Periodic table End of chapter summary questions and practice questions Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 Revision checklists and resources on Showbie
Energy Energy stores and systems Changes in energy Energy changes in systems Power Energy transfers in a system Efficiency National and global energy resources Kerboodle text book Chapter P1 Energy and Work Chapter P2 Energy transfer by heating Chapter P3 Energy resources End of chapter summary questions and practice questions Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 Revision checklists and resources on Showbie

 

Half Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of Key Stage 3 test Working scientifically – skills developed across Key Stage 3. Content above and Environmental module Kerboodle text book http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 Revision checklists Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on Showbie

Year 10 Biology Trilogy Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Organisation
  • Principles of organisation
  • The human digestive system and enzymes
  • The heart and blood vessels
  • Blood
  • Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease
  • Health issues
  • The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases
  • Cancer
  • Plant tissues
  • Plant organ system
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B3 – organisation and digestive system
  • Chapter B4 – organising animals and plants
  • Chapter B7 – non communicable disease
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Infection and response
  • Communicable (infectious) diseases
  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Protist diseases
  • Human defence systems
  • Vaccination
  • Antibiotics and painkillers
  • Discovery and development of drugs
  • Producing monoclonal antibodies
  • Uses of monoclonal antibodies
  • Detection and identification of plant diseases
  • Plant defence responses
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B5 – communicable diseases
  • Chapter B6 – preventing and treating disease
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Bioenergetics
  • Photosynthetic reaction
  • Rate of photosynthesis
  • Uses of glucose from photosynthesis
  • Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • Response to exercise
  • Metabolism
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B8 – Photosynthesis
  • Chapter B9 – respiration
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test Organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login ) Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists Review class notes, homework and feedback and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Year 10 Chemistry Trilogy Assessment

Statements in BOLD are for higher only.

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Structure and Bonding test
  • Chemical bonds
  • Ionic bonding
  • Ionic compounds
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • The three states of matter
  • State symbols
  • Properties of ionic compounds
  • Properties of small molecules
  • Polymers
  • Giant covalent structures
  • Properties of metals and alloys
  • Metals as conductors
  • Diamond, Graphite, Graphene and Fullerene
Kerboodle textbook (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C3 Structure and Bonding
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Quantitative Chemistry
  • Conservation of mass and balanced chemical equations
  • Relative formula mass
  • Mass changes when a reactant or product is a gas
  • Chemical measurements
  • Moles
  • Amounts of substances in equations
  • Using moles to balance equations
  • Limiting reactants
  • Concentration of solutions
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C4 Chemical calculations
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Chemical changes
  • Metal oxides
  • The reactivity series
  • Extraction of metals and reduction
  • Oxidation and reduction in terms of electrons
  • Reactions of acids with metals
  • Neutralisation of acids and salt production
  • Soluble salts
  • The pH scale and neutralisation
  • Titrations
  • Strong and weak acids
  • The process of electrolysis
  • Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds
  • Using electrolysis to extract metals
  • Electrolysis of aqueous solutions
  • Representation of reactions at electrodes as half equations
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C5 Chemical changes
  • Chapter C6 Electrolysis
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Energy
  • Energy transfer during exothermic and endothermic reactions
  • Reaction profiles
  • The energy change of reactions
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  • Chapter C7 Energy changes
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test
  • Structure and bonding
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy
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Year 10 Trilogy Physics Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Energy
  • Energy stores and systems
  • Changes in energy
  • Energy changes in systems
  • Power
  • Energy transfers in a system
  • Efficiency
  • National and global energy resources
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter P1 – Conservation and dissipation of energy
  • Chapter P2 – Energy transfer by heating
  • Chapter P3 – Energy resources
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Electricity
  • Standard circuit diagram symbols
  • Electrical charge and current
  • Current, resistance and potential difference
  • Resistors
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Direct and alternating potential difference
  • Mains electricity
  • Power
  • Energy transfers in everyday appliances
  • The National Grid
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter P4 – Electric circuits
  • Chapter P5 – Electricity in the home
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Forces (Year 9)
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Year 10 Biology Trilogy Assessment

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Homeostasis
  • Homeostasis
  • The human nervous system
  • Human endocrine system
  • Control of blood glucose concentration
  • Hormones in human reproduction
  • Contraception
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  • Chapter B10 – the human nervous system
  • Chapter B11 – hormonal communication
  • Chapter B12 – homeostasis in action (biology only)
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Inheritance and response test
  • Sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Meiosis
  • DNA and the genome
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Inherited disorders
  • Sex determination
  • Variation
  • Evolution
  • Selective breeding
  • Genetic engineering
  • Evidence for evolution
  • Fossils
  • Extinction
  • Resistant bacteria
  • Classification of living organisms
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B13 – reproduction
  • Chapter B14 – variation and evolution
  • Chapter B15 – genetics and evolution
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Trial exams
  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Ecology
  • Communities
  • Abiotic factors
  • Biotic factors
  • Adaptations
  • Levels of organisation
  • How materials are cycled
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste management
  • Land use
  • Deforestation
  • Global warming
  • Maintaining biodiversity
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B16 – adaptations, interdependence and competition
  • Chapter B17 – organising an ecosystem
  • Chapter B18 – biodiversity and ecosystems
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics

(1-4 on paper 1)

  1. Homeostasis and response
  2. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  3. Ecology

(5-7 on paper 2)

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Year 11 Chemistry Trilogy Assessment

All statements in BOLD are higher only.

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Rates of reaction
  • Calculating rates of reactions
  • Factors which affect the rates of chemical reactions
  • Collision theory and activation energy
  • Catalysts
  • Reversible reactions
  • Energy changes and reversible reactions
  • Equilibrium
  • The effect of changing conditions on equilibrium
  • The effect of changing concentration
  • The effect of temperature changes on equilibrium
  • The effect of pressure changes on equilibrium
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login  )

  • Chapter C8 Rates and equilibrium
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Organics
  • Crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes
  • Fractional distillation and petrochemicals
  • Properties of hydrocarbons
  • Cracking and alkenes
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C9 Crude oil and fuels
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Trial exams
  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Structure & Bonding
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy
  6. Rates of reaction
  7. Organics
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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Analysis
  • Pure substances & formulations
  • Chromatography
  • Test for hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and chlorine
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C10 Chemical analysis
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Environmental chemistry
  • The proportions of different gases in the atmosphere
  • The Earth’s early atmosphere
  • How oxygen increased
  • How carbon dioxide decreased
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Human contributions to an increase in greenhouse gases
  • Global climate change
  • The carbon footprint and its reduction
  • Atmospheric pollutants from fuels
  • Properties and effects of atmospheric pollutants
  • Using the Earth’s resources and sustainable development
  • Potable water
  • Waste water treatment
  • Alternative methods of extracting metals
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Ways of reducing the use of resources
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter C11 Earth’s atmosphere
  • Chapter C12 The Earth’s resources
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Structure & Bonding
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy
  6. Rates of reaction

(1-6) paper 1

7.Organics

  1. Analysis
  2. Environmental Chemistry

(7-8) paper 2

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Year 11 Physics Trilogy Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Forces
  • Scalar and vector quantities
  • Contact and non-contact forces
  • Gravity
  • Resultant forces
  • Work done and energy transfer
  • Forces and elasticity
  • Distance and displacement
  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • The distance–time relationship
  • Acceleration
  • Newton’s First, Second and Third Law
  • Stopping distance
  • Reaction time
  • Factors affecting braking distance
  • Momentum is a property of moving objects
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Changes in momentum
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter P8 Forces in balance
  • Chapter P9 Motion
  • Chapter P10 Forces and Motion
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/physics/specifications/AQA-8463-SP-2016.PDF Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Trial exams
  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Forces
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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Waves
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Properties of waves
  • Types of electromagnetic waves
  • Properties of electromagnetic waves
  • Uses and applications of electromagnetic waves
Kerboodle text book

  • Chapter P12 Wave properties
  • Chapter P13 Electromagnetic waves

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Atomic structure

(1-4 on paper 1)

  1. Forces
  2. Waves
  3. Magnetism

(5-7 on paper 2)

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Year 10 Biology Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Organisation
  • Principles of organisation
  • The human digestive system and enzymes
  • The heart and blood vessels
  • Blood
  • Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease
  • Health issues
  • The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases
  • Cancer
  • Plant tissues
  • Plant organ system
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B3 – organisation and digestive system
  • Chapter B4 – organising animals and plants
  • Chapter B7 – non communicable disease
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Infection and response
  • Communicable (infectious) diseases
  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Protist diseases
  • Human defence systems
  • Vaccination
  • Antibiotics and painkillers
  • Discovery and development of drugs
  • Producing monoclonal antibodies
  • Uses of monoclonal antibodies
  • Detection and identification of plant diseases
  • Plant defence responses
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B5 – communicable diseases
  • Chapter B6 – preventing and treating disease
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Bioenergetics
  • Photosynthetic reaction
  • Rate of photosynthesis
  • Uses of glucose from photosynthesis
  • Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • Response to exercise
  • Metabolism
Kerboodle text book (https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login )

  • Chapter B8 – Photosynthesis
  • Chapter B9 – respiration
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

Exam board specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 Revision checklists and resources on showbie Kerboodle interactive tests

Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test
  • Organisation
  • infection and response,
  • bioenergetics
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Year 10 Chemistry Assessment

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Structure and Bonding test
  • Chemical bonds
  • Ionic bonding
  • Ionic compounds
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • The three states of matter
  • State symbols
  • Properties of ionic compounds
  • Properties of small molecules
  • Polymers
  • Giant covalent structures
  • Properties of metals and alloys
  • Metals as conductors
  • Diamond, Graphite, Graphene and Fullerene
  • Sizes of particles and their properties
  • Uses of nanoparticles
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  • Chapter C3 Structure and Bonding
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Quantitative Chemistry
  • Conservation of mass and balanced chemical equations
  • Relative formula mass
  • Mass changes when a reactant or product is a gas
  • Chemical measurements
  • Moles
  • Amounts of substances in equations
  • Using moles to balance equations
  • Limiting reactants
  • Concentration of solutions
  • Percentage yield
  • Atom economy
  • Using concentrations of solutions in mol/dm3
  • Use of amount of substance in relation to volumes of gases
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  • Chapter C4 Chemical calculations
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Chemical changes
  • Metal oxides
  • The reactivity series
  • Extraction of metals and reduction
  • Oxidation and reduction in terms of electrons
  • Reactions of acids with metals
  • Neutralisation of acids and salt production
  • Soluble salts
  • The pH scale and neutralisation
  • Titrations
  • Strong and weak acids
  • The process of electrolysis
  • Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds
  • Using electrolysis to extract metals
  • Electrolysis of aqueous solutions
  • Representation of reactions at electrodes as half equations
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  • Chapter C5 Chemical changes
  • Chapter C6 Electrolysis
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Energy
  • Energy transfer during exothermic and endothermic reactions
  • Reaction profiles
  • The energy change of reactions
  • Cells and batteries
  • Fuel cells
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  • Chapter C7 Energy changes
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test
  • Structure and bonding
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy
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Year 10 Physics Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Energy
  • Energy stores and systems
  • Changes in energy
  • Energy changes in systems
  • Power
  • Energy transfers in a system
  • Efficiency
  • National and global energy resources
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  • Chapter P1 – Conservation and dissipation of energy
  • Chapter P2 – Energy transfer by heating
  • Chapter P3 – Energy resources
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Electricity
  • Standard circuit diagram symbols
  • Electrical charge and current
  • Current, resistance and potential difference
  • Resistors
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Direct and alternating potential difference
  • Mains electricity
  • Power
  • Energy transfers in everyday appliances
  • The National Grid
  • Static charge
  • Electric fields
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  • Chapter P4 – Electric circuits
  • Chapter P5 – Electricity in the home
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year test
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Forces (Year 9)
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Year 11 Biology Assessment

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Homeostasis
  • Homeostasis
  • The human nervous system
  • The brain
  • The eye
  • Control of body temperature
  • Human endocrine system
  • Control of blood glucose concentration
  • Maintaining water and nitrogen balance in the body
  • Hormones in human reproduction
  • Contraception
  • The use of hormones to treat infertility
  • Negative feedback
  • Plant hormones
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  • Chapter B10 – the human nervous system
  • Chapter B11 – hormonal communication
  • Chapter B12 – homeostasis in action (biology only)
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Inheritance and response test
  • Sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Meiosis
  • Advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction
  • DNA and the genome
  • DNA structure
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Inherited disorders
  • Sex determination
  • Variation
  • Evolution
  • Selective breeding
  • Genetic engineering
  • Cloning
  • Theory of evolution
  • Speciation
  • The understanding of genetics
  • Evidence for evolution
  • Fossils
  • Extinction
  • Resistant bacteria
  • Classification of living organisms
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  • Chapter B13 – reproduction
  • Chapter B14 – variation and evolution
  • Chapter B15 – genetics and evolution
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Trial exams
  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Ecology
  • Communities
  • Abiotic factors
  • Biotic factors
  • Adaptations
  • Levels of organisation
  • How materials are cycled
  • Decomposition
  • Impact of environmental change
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste management
  • Land use
  • Deforestation
  • Global warming
  • Maintaining biodiversity
  • Trophic levels, pyramids of biomass and transfer of biomass
  • Factors affecting food security
  • Farming techniques
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Role of biotechnology
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  • Chapter B16 – adaptations, interdependence and competition
  • Chapter B17 – organising an ecosystem
  • Chapter B18 – biodiversity and ecosystems
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics

(1-4 on paper 1)

  1. Homeostasis and response
  2. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  3. Ecology

(5-7 on paper 2)

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Year 11 Chemistry Assessment

Term 1

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Rates of reaction
  • Calculating rates of reactions
  • Factors which affect the rates of chemical reactions
  • Collision theory and activation energy
  • Catalysts
  • Reversible reactions
  • Energy changes and reversible reactions
  • Equilibrium
  • The effect of changing conditions on equilibrium
  • The effect of changing concentration
  • The effect of temperature changes on equilibrium
  • The effect of pressure changes on equilibrium
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  • Chapter C8 Rates and equilibrium
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Organics
  • Crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes
  • Fractional distillation and petrochemicals
  • Properties of hydrocarbons
  • Cracking and alkenes
  • Structure and formulae of alkenes
  • Reactions of alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Addition polymerisation
  • Condensation polymerisation
  • Amino acids
  • DNA
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  • Chapter C9 Crude oil and fuels
  • Chapter C10 Organic reactions
  • Chapter C11 Polymers
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Trial exams
  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Structure & Bonding
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy
  6. Rates of reaction
  7. Organics
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Term 3

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Analysis
  • Pure substances & formulations
  • Chromatography
  • Test for hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and chlorine
  • Flame tests
  • Identifying Metal hydroxides
  • Identifying carbonates, halides and sulfates
  • Instrumental methods
  • Flame emission spectroscopy
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  • Chapter C12 Chemical analysis
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Environmental chemistry
  • The proportions of different gases in the atmosphere
  • The Earth’s early atmosphere
  • How oxygen increased
  • How carbon dioxide decreased
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Human contributions to an increase in greenhouse gases
  • Global climate change
  • The carbon footprint and its reduction
  • Atmospheric pollutants from fuels
  • Properties and effects of atmospheric pollutants
  • Using the Earth’s resources and sustainable development
  • Potable water
  • Waste water treatment
  • Alternative methods of extracting metals
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Ways of reducing the use of resources
  • Corrosion and its prevention
  • Alloys as useful materials
  • Ceramics, polymers and composites
  • The Haber process
  • Production and uses of NPK fertilisers
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  • Chapter C13 Earth’s atmosphere
  • Chapter C14 The Earth’s resources
  • Chapter C15 Using the Earth’s resources
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Structure & Bonding
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy
  6. Rates of reaction

(1-6) paper 1 7.Organics

  1. Analysis
  2. Environmental Chemistry

(7-8) paper 2

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Year 11 Physics Assessment

Term 2

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Forces
  • Scalar and vector quantities
  • Contact and non-contact forces
  • Gravity
  • Resultant forces
  • Work done and energy transfer
  • Forces and elasticity
  • Moments, levers and gears
  • Pressure in a fluid
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Distance and displacement
  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • The distance–time relationship
  • Acceleration
  • Newton’s First, Second and Third Law
  • Stopping distance
  • Reaction time
  • Factors affecting braking distance 1
  • Momentum is a property of moving objects
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Changes in momentum
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  • Chapter P8 Forces in nature
  • Chapter P9 Motion
  • Chapter P10 Forces and Motion
  • Chapter 11 Pressure and surfaces
  • End of chapter summary questions and practice questions

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Trial exams
  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Forces
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Term 4

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
Waves
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Properties of waves
  • Reflection of waves
  • Sound waves
  • Waves for detection and exploration
  • Types of electromagnetic waves
  • Properties of electromagnetic waves
  • Uses and applications of electromagnetic waves
  • Lenses
  • Visible light
  • Emission and absorption of infrared radiation
  • Perfect black bodies and radiation
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  • Chapter P12 Wave properties
  • Chapter P13 Electromagnetic waves
  • Chapter P14 Light

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Term 5 and 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise
End of year exams
  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Radioactivity
  4. Atomic structure

(1-4 on paper 1)

  1. Forces
  2. Waves
  3. Magnetism
  4. Space

(5-8 on paper 2)

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Term 6

Assessment Focus and Purpose Key Concepts/Skills Assessed Preparation/Key Areas to Revise