the maths society

GCSE SCIENCE 

FULL COURSE & REVISION

Year 9, 10 & 11

Hello there, Pupils, Parents and Carers!

The Maths Society has curated a series of open-source science lessons for Year 9 & 10. In Year 9 we start our course and aim to complete the entire GCSE Triple course in two years, covering Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Year 11 is spent revising, covering gaps, mastering exam technique and plenty of past papers practice.

 

Every topic comes with a series of short videos breaking down the topic into bitesize modules. These short and sharp tutorial videos help students learn and revise key topics, while completing their homework.

How to use the lessons

Just follow these three easy steps…

 

1. Click on the current term.


2. Check the topic set as homework. Watch the videos and make notes. Total viewing time is provided for the playlist.

 

3. Work through the exercises / homework set - either pdf/doc or CGP workbooks.

A regular daily learning routine will help to learn more effectively at home.

 

We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 50-60 minute session each day.

YEAR 11

GCSE Science Overview

All pupils at TMS start their GCSE course at the beginning of Autumn term of Year 9. Over the course of two years, they will complete the curriculum.  Pupils will cover either GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (which is the same as the old Double Science) and Triple Science (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry & GCSE Physics).

If your child is doing GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy they will follow a pathway similar to those doing GCSE Triple Science and complete a total of 24 topics across the 3 science disciples.

 

If your child is following the Triple Science route, they will cover the same topics however they will explore some of those topics in more depth. The subject content topics are listed further down this guide.

Regardless of what pathway they are following all pupils will study all 3 Sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The aim is to cover all 24 topics within the course of Y9 & Y10, while still being assessed internally half termly as well as termly mock exams. Students will revisit some of the topics throughout Y10 and 11, however we aim to complete the course end of Y10. After which we will focus on revision, past papers, topic tests, mark schemes and exam preparation until May, when GCSE Examination begin.

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Paper 1
Paper 1
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 2
Paper 2

GCSE

Combine Science Trilogy

6 Exam papers

1 hr 30 min each

70 marks = 2 GCSEs

GCSE Triple

6 Exam papers

1 hr 45 min each

100 marks = 3 GCSEs

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

Combined Science: Trilogy pupils will sit SIX GCSE exam papers (two in each Science) in May.

Each exam will be 75min, worth 70 marks and count towards 16.7% of the GCSE.

Students will be awarded two grades using the 9-1 grading system. For example, 5/5, 6/7, 4/3, 8/9.

Biology

1. Cell biology

2. Organisation

3. Infection and response

4. Bioenergetics

5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

Chemistry

8. Atomic structure and the periodic table

9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

10. Quantitative chemistry

11. Chemical changes

12. Energy changes

13. The rate and extent of chemical change

14. Organic chemistry

15. Chemical analysis

16. Chemistry of the atmosphere

17. Using resources

Physics

18. Energy

19. Electricity

20. Particle model of matter

21. Atomic structure

22. Forces

23. Waves

24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

GCSE Triple Science

Triple scientist will cover the same topics as the Combined Scientist; however will cover some of the topics in more depth. 

riple science pupils will sit six GCSE exam papers (two in each Science) in May.

Each exam will be 105min, worth 100 marks and count towards 50% of the GCSE. These exams are longer than the combined award as they are assessing extra content. Students will be awarded grades using the 9-1 grading system for each subject. For example: Biology – 8, Chemistry – 7, Physics – 6.

Biology

1. Cell biology

2. Organisation

3. Infection and response

4. Bioenergetics

5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

8. Key ideas

 

Chemistry

1. Atomic structure and the periodic table

2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

3. Quantitative chemistry

4. Chemical changes

5. Energy changes

6. The rate and extent of chemical change

7. Organic chemistry

8. Chemical analysis

9. Chemistry of the atmosphere

10. Using resources

 

Physics

1. Energy

2. Electricity

3. Particle model of matter

4. Atomic structure

5. Forces

6. Waves

7. Magnetism and electromagnetism

8. Space physics (physics only)

 

Biology

Paper 1 : Topics 1-  4

Paper 2 : Topics 5 - 7

Chemistry

Paper 1 : Topics 8 - 12

Paper 2 : Topics 13 - 17

Physics

Paper 1 : Topics 18 -  21

Paper 2 : Topics 22 - 24

 

Biology

Paper 1 : Topics 1-  4

Paper 2 : Topics 5 - 7

Chemistry

Paper 1 : Topics 1 - 5

Paper 2 : Topics 6 - 10

Physics

Paper 1 : Topics 1 -  4

Paper 2 : Topics 5 - 8

Resources

Biology Tutorials
Chemistry Tutorials
Physics Tutorials
 
 

GCSE Biology (9-1)

GCSE Biology (9-1)

GCSE Biology (9-1)
Kingdoms of Life - Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protoctists, Bacteria and Viruses #1

Kingdoms of Life - Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protoctists, Bacteria and Viruses #1

09:43
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Cell Types and Cell Structure #2

GCSE Biology - Cell Types and Cell Structure #2

06:49
Play Video
GCSE Biology -  Characteristics of Living Things (Organisms) #3

GCSE Biology - Characteristics of Living Things (Organisms) #3

06:23
Play Video
GCSE Biology - How to convert between nm, um, mm, m and km #4

GCSE Biology - How to convert between nm, um, mm, m and km #4

06:20
Play Video
GCSE Biology - What is Microscopy? #5

GCSE Biology - What is Microscopy? #5

04:39
Play Video
GCSE Biology - What Is The Difference Between Light And Electron Microscopes? #6

GCSE Biology - What Is The Difference Between Light And Electron Microscopes? #6

02:34
Play Video
What is Diffusion? How Does it Work? What Factors Affect it? #7

What is Diffusion? How Does it Work? What Factors Affect it? #7

05:18
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Osmosis  #8

GCSE Biology - Osmosis #8

04:10
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Active Transport #9

GCSE Biology - Active Transport #9

04:48
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Differentiation and Specialised Cells #10

GCSE Biology - Differentiation and Specialised Cells #10

04:48
Play Video
GCSE Biology - What are Stem Cells? Difference Between Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells #11

GCSE Biology - What are Stem Cells? Difference Between Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells #11

04:18
Play Video
Binary Fission - How Do Bacteria Divide?  #12

Binary Fission - How Do Bacteria Divide? #12

07:00
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Levels of Organisation - Cells, Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems  #13

GCSE Biology - Levels of Organisation - Cells, Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems #13

02:27
Play Video
GCSE Biology - How are Exchange Surfaces Adapted to Their Function?  #14

GCSE Biology - How are Exchange Surfaces Adapted to Their Function? #14

04:42
Play Video
GCSE Biology - What are Nutrients? Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Vitamins & Minerals #15

GCSE Biology - What are Nutrients? Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Vitamins & Minerals #15

07:06
Play Video
GCSE Biology - Food Tests Practicals  #16

GCSE Biology - Food Tests Practicals #16

04:32
Play Video

GCSE Chemistry (9-1)

GCSE Chemistry (9-1)

GCSE Chemistry (9-1)
GCSE Chemistry - Atoms & Ions  #1

GCSE Chemistry - Atoms & Ions #1

07:20
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Elements, Isotopes & Relative Atomic Mass  #2

GCSE Chemistry - Elements, Isotopes & Relative Atomic Mass #2

07:01
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Differences Between Compounds, Molecules & Mixtures  #3

GCSE Chemistry - Differences Between Compounds, Molecules & Mixtures #3

05:53
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Balancing Chemical Equations  #4

GCSE Chemistry - Balancing Chemical Equations #4

05:18
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry -  Filtration, Evaporation & Crystallisation #6

GCSE Chemistry - Filtration, Evaporation & Crystallisation #6

04:17
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Fractional Distillation and Simple Distillation #50

GCSE Chemistry - Fractional Distillation and Simple Distillation #50

05:35
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - History of the Model of the Atom  #7

GCSE Chemistry - History of the Model of the Atom #7

04:32
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Electron Arrangement  #8

GCSE Chemistry - Electron Arrangement #8

06:24
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Modern Periodic Table  #9

GCSE Chemistry - Modern Periodic Table #9

05:36
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Metals and Non-Metals  #10

GCSE Chemistry - Metals and Non-Metals #10

04:45
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Group 1 Alkali Metals  #11

GCSE Chemistry - Group 1 Alkali Metals #11

05:46
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Halogens and Noble Gases  #12

GCSE Chemistry - Halogens and Noble Gases #12

04:49
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Formation of Ions  #13

GCSE Chemistry - Formation of Ions #13

03:31
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - What is Ionic Bonding? How Does Ionic Bonding Work? Ionic Bonds Explained #14

GCSE Chemistry - What is Ionic Bonding? How Does Ionic Bonding Work? Ionic Bonds Explained #14

04:12
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - What is an Ionic Compound? Ionic Compounds Explained  #15

GCSE Chemistry - What is an Ionic Compound? Ionic Compounds Explained #15

06:08
Play Video
GCSE Chemistry - Covalent Bonding  #16

GCSE Chemistry - Covalent Bonding #16

05:33
Play Video