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Double Science

 

Autumn Term 1:

Your child will complete the following controlled assessments

  • Data Analysis: Hottest Flame
  • Practical Investigation: Craters
  • Case Study: on a topical matter in Science

Autumn Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:  Growth & Development, Brain and Mind

  • How do organisms develop?  
  • How does an organism produce new cells?  
  • How do genes control growth and development within the cell.
  • How do animals respond to changes in their environment?
  • How is information passed through the nervous system?
  • Can reflex responses be learned?
  • How do humans develop more complex behaviour?

Students will then be preparing for their Biology Mock covering the following topics;

  • Processes of Life
  • Growth and Development
  • Brain and Mind

Spring Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:  Chemicals of the natural environment and Chemical synthesis

  • What types of chemicals make up the atmosphere?
  • What reactions happen in the hydrosphere?
  • What types of chemicals make up the Earth’s lithosphere?
  • How can we extract useful metals from minerals?
  • Chemicals and why we need them
  • Planning, carrying out and controlling a chemical synthesis

Students will then be preparing for their Chemistry mock covering the following topics

  • Chemical patterns
  • Chemicals of the natural environment
  • Chemical Synthesis

Your child will then move on to study Electrical circuits

  • Electrical current – a flow of what?
  • What determines the size of the current in an electric circuit and the energy it transfers?
  • How do parallel and series circuits work?
  • How is mains electricity produced?  How are voltages and currents induced?
  • How do electric motors work?

Spring Term 2:

Your child will be studying Radioactive Materials

  • Why are some materials radioactive?
  • How can radioactive materials be used and handled safely, including wastes?

Students will then be preparing for a Physics mock exam covering the following topics

  • Explaining Motion
  • Electrical circuits
  • Radioactive materials

Your child will then begin  revising and preparing  for the following Formal Exams

  • You and Your Genes
  • Keeping Healthy
  • Life on Earth
  • Air Quality
  • Material Choices
  • Chemicals in our Lives
  • Planet and the Universe
  • Radiation and Life
  • Sustainable Energy

Summer Term 1:

Your child will be revising and preparing  for the following Exams:

  • Life Processes
  • Growth & Development
  • Brain & Mind
  • Chemical Patterns
  • Chemicals of the Natural Environment
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Explaining Motion
  • Electrical Currents
  • Sustainable Energy

Student will also sit the first of their GCSE Exams.  

Science useful websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_21c/

Science Revision Guides:

These can be purchased from the Science Office

  • GCSE Science
  • CSE Additional Science

Contact the Science Department

Phone: 01202 774650
Email: HRichley@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk