Soham Village College

Science - Year 9

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
AQA Exam Board - GCSE Additional Applied Science GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy 8464

GCSE SPECIFICATION: This course is available to both Higher & Foundation tier and is broken down into the three key subjects Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course will continue into Year 10 and 11 when students will either continue with the GCSE Combined Science Trilogy or elect to take the three sciences individually within their options.

   Year 9 Route 1 (Group 1 a & b and Group 2) Year 9 Route 2 (Group 3, 4 & 5)  
     Units   Assessment for each subject:  Units  Assessment  
   BIOLOGY  CHEMISTRY  PHYSICS        
Autumn Biodiversity & Ecosystems
Studying the effects of population and pollution on biodiversity
Earth’s Resources & Separation Techniques
Studying resources and resource usage & the ways in which materials can be separated and treated.  
Forces & Motion
Studying Newton’s Laws and their application to real life situations.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
Biodiversity & Ecosystems
Effects of population and pollution on biodiversity.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST 
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
 
  Earth’s Resources & Separation Techniques
Studying resources and resource usage & the ways in which materials can be separated and treated.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
 
Spring Forces & Motion Studying Newton’s Laws and their application to real life situations. Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
 
  Adaptations, Interdependence & Communities
Studying the effects of competition and adaptation on the survival of organisms
The Earth’s Atmosphere
Studying the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere and the effects of global change
Waves & The Electro-magnetic Spectrum
Studying the properties of waves and their application in real life situations. 
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
Adaptations, Interdependence & Communities
Studying the effects of competition and adaptation on the survival of organisms.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
 
Summer     The Earth’s Atmosphere
Studying the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere and the effects of global change.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical
 
      Waves & The Electro-magnetic Spectrum
Studying the properties of waves and their application in real life situations.
Multiple choice test
END OF UNIT TEST
Literacy test and/or Numeracy Task and/or Required Practical