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  
  Units Assessment Homework  
Autumn Communicable diseases
Introduction to the spread of disease and hygiene using laboratory techniques to grow and test bacterial cultures safely.
End of unit test
Required practical (RP) – investigating disinfectants and antibiotics.
Broadsheet  
  Separation Techniques
Re-cap on the basic principles of separation techniques. In depth study of chromatography including calculations of Rf values.
End of unit test
Required practical (RP)- chromatography
Broadsheet  
Key Ideas in GCSE Physics
An introduction to the key themes which will be covered by the GCSE Physics Course.
End of unit test
Literacy task
Broadsheet
Spring Non-communicable diseases
Following on from communicable disease to investigate the risk factors and causes of non transferrable diseases such as heart disease.
End of unit test
Literacy Task - Cholesterol
Broadsheet
Earth’s resources
Water treatment, renewable & non-renewable resources, reduce, reuse and recycle and life cycle assessments
End of unit test
Required practical (RP)- desalination of water
Broadsheet
Energy Resources
Students will find out where we get our energy from, evaluate different sources of energy, and research alternatives.
End of unit test
Context Questions
Broadsheet
End of year exam
Summer Biodiversity & ecosystems
Looking at the effects of humans on the planet covering such topics as biodiversity, deforestation, acid rain and habitat protection.
End of unit test
Literacy Task – Deforestation
Context Question – Effects of increasing human population
Broadsheet
Earth’s atmosphere
The carbon cycle, greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect and atmospheric pollutants. Reading chemical formulae and balancing equations.
End of unit test
Literacy task (RLit) – controlling atmospheric pollutants
Broadsheet
Forces in Balance & Motion
Students will learn about how to draw and calculate the forces acting on objects. They will analyse and explain how objects move and accelerate.
End of unit test
Required Practical: Extension of a Spring
Broadsheet