Year 10 Science
GCSE Triple Science
SUMMARY OF SUBJECT CONTENT:
Extension Science students study the separate subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These students will cover the same topics learnt by students studying for the Combined Science GCSEs but with some added content apart from in Physics where there is one extra unit of study
Biology will cover Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, Variation & Evolution, and Ecology.
Chemistry Atomic structure and the periodic table, Bonding, structure, and the properties of Matter, Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes, Energy changes, The rate and extent of chemical change, Organic chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere, Using resources
Physics Forces, Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure
Exam Board: AQA
Triple Science: Specification Codes: 8461, 8462 and 8463
2 Written Papers per subject
6 papers in total
|50% each paper
2 X 1 hour 45 minute
|Summer of Year 11
6 Structured Papers – two each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Questions can be multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.
What will my child study during Year 10?
The Sciences are topic-based course, the topics that will be covered during Year 10 are:
Key Ideas Covered
Next to each section you will find the relevant book reference.
Bonding, Structure and the properties of matter
Chapter C3 PAGES 36-61
AQA BIOLOGY PAGES Chapters B3, B4, B7 pages 36-71 and 112 - 123
AQA BIOLOGY Chapter B8 and B9 pages 124-143
Infection and Response
AQA BIOLOGY Chapters B5 and B6 pages 74-111
AQA Chemistry Chapter C5 and C6 pages 84-111
AQA CHEMISTRY Chapter C7 pages 112-125
Aqa Chemistry books Chapter C4 pages 62-81
Atomic Structure (Physics aspects)
AQA PHYSICS Chapter P7 pages 92-111
Particle model of matter (Physics aspects)
AQA Physics book
Chapter P6 Pages 76-91
How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in Biology/Chemistry and Physics in Year 10?
At the end of each topic students will complete an in-class test of 30 minutes, which is worth 30 marks and is made up of previous GCSE questions. Students will be notified of any upcoming tests via satchel.
Throughout the Year teachers will continually assess learning through in-class work and homework. Students will then be given feedback to help them improve.
Students will sit formal exams in the sports hall at the end of the year. The exams will cover all aspects of the work taught and will include topics from Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Exams will be marked to exam board standards and a grade awarded. The work produced throughout the year will be used to generate the predicted grade.
What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 10 in Biology/Chemistry/Physics?
Students will be set weekly homework that they will be expected to spend around 1 hour completing. The homeworks will be a variety of tasks that will primarily be:
- Completion of classwork with further research and note-making
- Completion of past GCSE questions
- Revision for tests
- Online revision/quizzes using sites such as SAMLearning & Seneca Learning
Students will be expected to regularly access the online textbook via Kerboodle (www.kerboodle.com). Their username and password is the same as their username in school and the institution code is SL4
How can I support my child to do well in Biology/Chemistry/Physics during Year 11?
- Ensure they complete their homework properly
- Support them by ensuring they have somewhere suitable to work, away from distractions but with online access to the textbook etc.
- Buy a revision guide (order forms available to download via this website)
- Support them to revise and prepare properly for each test
My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?
- Students can access the digital textbooks to help with revision.
- After school revision sessions will be available.
- Revision books can be purchased to assist with understanding.
- Students should be encouraged to seek assistance from their teacher when they are struggling with any concept.
- Students have access to Sam Learning and the kerboodle learning platform which has a range of resources to help boost understanding.
Updated September 2023