Important Messages: The school is now closed for half term. School returns on 31st October for years 11, 12 and 13. All other years return on the 4th November.
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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