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 9

Term One
Term Two

YEAR 10

Term Two

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

YEAR 9 - TERM 1 & 2 - coming soon

YEAR 9 - TERM 3

Lesson
Topic
Videos
Page Number
Exercise
Time Allocated
1
Evolution
23 - 1 hr 24 min
194-206
Answer the exam questions on page 199 and 206 of your Biology textbooks. Additionally attempt the year 10 worksheet to push yourselves.
1 hour
2
Carbon Cycle
1 - 4 min - Video 8
205
Watch video 8 and Complete the warm up and exam question on Page 205
30 mins
3
Decay - Practical
1 - 7 mins
209-211
Make notes on the required practical on page 209/210 AND Complete the warm up and exam questions on page 211.
40 mins
4
Hydrocarbons
3 - 60 mins
136-137
Complete the exam questions - pg 136 & 137 AND past GCSE exam questions. Make notes on pages 138-141 on alkenes, their reactions and polymers.
1 hr 30 mins
5
Alkenes & Polymers
3 - 10 mins
138-143
Complete the warm up and exam questions on page 143 AND complete the worksheet to test your understanding.
1 hour
6
Waves
3 - 12 mins
126-133
Review the required practicals on page 128-129 and 132-133. Additionally I would suggest watching the following for a short visual representation of the practicals. Complete the attached worksheet titled 'Topic 6 Physics'.
1 hour
7
Mock Revision
2 - 27 mins
194-211
Biology Topic 7 - Ecology 194-211 competition, biotic and abiotic factors, adaptations, food chains, using quadrats and transects, carbon cycle, decay, biogas and investigating decay.
2 hours
8
Mock Revision
3 - 62 mins
132-144
Chemistry Topic 7 - Organic Chemistry 132-144 Hydrocarbons, fractional distillation, uses and cracking of hydrocarbons, alkenes and their reactions, testing for alkenes, addition polymers and alcohols.
2 hours
9
Mock Revision
2 - 28 mins
126-142
Physics Topic 6 - Waves 126-142 Wave basics, transverse and longitudinal waves, reflection and refraction, required practical investigating light and waves, EM waves, EM uses and dangers and lenses.
2 hours
10
Post Mock Work
n/a
Complete the post mock worksheet attached, revisit topics to which you lost marks on in the mock. Ensure you now understand the topics at hand and write down any questions for next lesson.
11
Biodiversity
220
Please complete the exam questions on page 220 of your biology textbooks before completing the attached worksheet containing past exam questions. 
12
Topic 7 complete
Please attempt the end of topic 7 worksheet booklet. Work through question sheets 1, 5, 7, 16 and 19.
1 hour
13
Organic Chemistry
150
Complete the exam questions on page 150 from your chemistry textbooks and complete the attached worksheet with some past exam questions.
14
Organic Chemistry
156
Complete the exam questions on page 156 (Q1-2.4) in addition to the past paper questions attached.
15
Mock Revision
Complete exam questions on page 147 of your physics textbooks on lenses. Revise topics: Biodiversity & waste management Global warming Deforestation & land use Maintaining ecosystems & biodiversity Organic chemistry - all of topic 7 Purity and formulations Testing for gases Paper chromatography
 
Step 1 : Watch Topic Playlist and Make Notes
Step 2 : Attempt Exercises

YEAR 10 - TERM 1 & 2 - coming soon

 

YEAR 10 - TERM 3

Lesson
Topic
Videos
Page Number
Exercise
Time allocated
Exam Practice
1
Evolution
23 - 1 hr 24 mins
194-206
Review pages 194 - 204 and answer the exam questions on page 199 and 206 of your biology textbooks for ecology. In addition, complete the worksheet attached containing past GCSE exam questions.
1 hour 30 mins
2
Carbon Cycle
1 - 4 mins - Video 8
205
Watch video 8 and Complete the warm up and exam questions on page 205
30 mins
3
Decay - Practical
1 - 7 mins
209-211
Make notes on the required practical on page 209/210 AND Complete the warm up and exam questions on page 211
40 mins
Complete past GCSE questions, pay particular attention to the 6 markers.
4
Hydrocarbons
3 - 60 mins
136-137
Complete the exam questions - pg 136 & 137. Make notes on pages 138-141 on alkenes, their reactions and polymers.
1 hour 30 mins
Complete the past GCSE exam questions
5
Alkenes & Polymers
3 - 10 mins
138-143
Complete the warm up and exam questions on page 143
1 hour
Complete the worksheet to test your understanding.
6
Waves
3 - 12 mins
126-133
Review the required practicals on page 128-129 and 132-133. Additionally I would suggest watching the following for a short visual representation of the practicals.
1 hour
Complete the attached worksheet titled 'Topic 6 Physics'.
7
Mock Revision
2 - 27 mins
194-211
Biology Topic 7 - Ecology competition, biotic and abiotic factors, adaptations, food chains, using quadrats and transects, carbon cycle, decay, biogas and investigating decay.
2 hours
8
Mock Revision
3 - 62 mins
132-144
Chemistry Topic 7 - Organic Chemistry Hydrocarbons, fractional distillation, uses and cracking of hydrocarbons, alkenes and their reactions, testing for alkenes, addition polymers and alcohols.
2 hours
9
Mock Revision
2 - 28 mins
126-142
Physics Topic 6 - Waves Wave basics, transverse and longitudinal waves, reflection and refraction, required practical investigating light and waves, EM waves, EM uses and dangers and lenses.
2 hours
10
Post Mock Work
n/a
Complete the post mock worksheet attached, revisit topics to which you lost marks on in the mock. Ensure you now understand the topics at hand and write down any questions for next lesson.
11
Biodiversity
220
Please complete the exam questions on page 220 of your biology textbooks before completing the attached worksheet containing past exam questions. 
12
Topic 7 - complete
Please attempt the end of topic 7 worksheet booklet. Work through question sheets 1, 5, 7, 16 and 19.
13
Alcohols & Polymers
Full playlist
150
Complete the exam questions on page 150 from your chemistry textbooks and complete the attached worksheet with some past exam questions.
14
Organic Chemistry
156
Organic Chemistry
15
Mock Revision
Complete exam questions on page 147 of your physics textbooks on lenses. Revise topics: Biodiversity & waste management Global warming Deforestation & land use Maintaining ecosystems & biodiversity Organic chemistry - all of topic 7 Purity and formulations Testing for gases Paper chromatography
Step 1 : Watch Video and Make Notes
Step 2 : Attempt Exercises for Your Group