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

YEAR 10

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.

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

YEAR 9 - TERM 1 & 2 - coming soon

YEAR 9 - TERM 3

 

YEAR 10 - TERM 1 & 2 - coming soon

 

YEAR 10 - TERM 3

 
 
 
 
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