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Year 10 Curriculum Information - Science
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Health, disease and the development of medicines
  • Plant structures and their functions
  • Animal Coordination, control and homeostasis
  • Acids
  • Calculations involving masses
  • Electrolytic process
  • Obtaining and using metals
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Exchange and transport in animals
  • Ecosystems and material cycles
  • Rates of reaction
  • Heat energy changes in chemical reactions
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Crops and pests
  • Earth and atmospheric science
  • Transition metals, alloys and corrosion
  • Quantitative analysis
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • There will be an externally set and marked end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 9 and Year 10 in the Summer examination series
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a textbook, calculator, ruler, black pen, green pen, pencil, glue and protractor

Home Learning

Homelearning tasks will be set to include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key scientific concepts as well as researching new technologies. Extended writing and presentation skills will be assessed in homelarning tasks

Reading List

Double Science

  • Edexcel GCSE (9 -1) Combined Science student book
    ISBN 978-1-29212019-5

Triple Science

  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Biology student book
    ISBN 978-1-29212020-1
  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Chemistry student book
    ISBN 978-1-29212021-8
  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Physics student book
    ISBN 978-1-292112022-5
Useful Websites

There will be 8 classes in Year 10 and will be set according to ability and according to students following the combined science or the separate science route

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