Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Science
Terms 1 and 2Paper 1 Chemistry revision + separate science content
Having revised topic C1 in term 6 of year 10, students will revise the rest of the topics required for paper 1 over terms 1 and 2; C2 Structure, bonding and properties, C3 Quantitative Chemistry, C4 Chemical changes and C5 Energy changes. Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about the bulk surface properties of matter, percentage yield and atom economy, titrations as a method to calculate reacting quantities and fuel cells.
Assessment: Combined Science Chemistry Paper 1: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Chemistry Paper 1: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 1 and 2Paper 1 Biology revision + separate science content
Having revised topic B1 in term 6 of year 10, students will revise the rest of the topics required for paper 1 over terms 1 and 2; B2 Organisation, B3 Infection and response and B4 Bioenergetics. Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about monoclonal antibodies and plant disease.
Assessment: Combined Science Biology Paper 1: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Biology Paper 1: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 1 and 2Paper 1 Physics revision + separate science Content
Having revised topic P1 in term 6 of year 10, students will revise the rest of the topics required for paper 1 over terms 1 and 2; P2 Electricity, P3 Particle model of matter and P4 Atomic structure. Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about static electricity, pressure in gases, hazards and uses of radioactive emissions and Nuclear fission and fusion.
Assessment: Combined Science Physics Paper 1: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Physics Paper 1: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 3 and 4Paper 2 Biology revision + separate science content   
During terms 3 and 4 students will develop their understanding and revise the topics in Paper 2; B5 Homeostasis, B6 Inheritance and B7 Ecology. Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about plant hormones and the effect of light and gravity on plant growth.
Assessment: Combined Science Biology Paper 2: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Biology Paper 2: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 3 and 4Paper 2 Chemistry revision + separate science content   
During terms 3 and 4 students will develop their understanding and revise the topics in Paper 2; C6 Rate and extent of chemical change, C7 Organic Chemistry, C8 Chemical analysis, C9 The atmosphere and C10 using resources. Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about the reactions of alkenes and alcohols, identification of common ions, the use of specific materials and the Haber process.
Assessment: Combined Science Chemistry Paper 2: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Chemistry Paper 2: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 3 and 4Paper 2 Physics revision + separate science content   
During terms 3 and 4 students will revise the topics in Paper 2; P5 Forces, P6 Waves and P7 Magnetism and electromagnetism Students undertaking the separate science pathway will additionally be taught about Moments, levers and gears, pressure, momentum, Lenses, black body radiation, visible light, induced potential, transformers and the national grid. In addition there is a complete topic to be taught to students taking separate sciences; P8 Space. This topic requires students to know the structure of the solar system, the stability of orbital motions of satellites and red-shift.
Assessment: Combined Science Physics Paper 2: 1h15 70 marks Separate Science Physics Paper 2: 1h45 100 marksKey Words and Terms
 
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