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7

How to be a scientist

Biology: Cells, Human Body, Plant and Human reproduction, Ecosystems and food chains

Chemistry: Particle theory, Separating mixtures, Elements, Substances

Physics: Gravity & Space, Speed, Contact forces

8

Biology: Respiration and photosynthesis, adaptation and variation, inheritance and evolution

Chemistry: Periodic table, Types of reactions, Chemical energy, Earths structure, Earths resources

Physics: Density and pressure, Work, Energy costs and Energy transfer, Heating and Cooling, Magnets, Current, Voltage and electromagnets

9

Maths Skills

Practical Skills

Biology: Cells

Chemistry: Atomic structure and periodic table, Bonding and properties

Physics: Waves, Space, Energy, Forces

10 - Biology

B2 – Organisation

B3 - Health

B4 - Bioenergetics

B5 - Homeostasis

10 – Chemistry

C4 – Chemical changes

C5 – Energy changes

C6 – Rates of Reaction

C7 - Hydrocarbons

C8 – Chemical analysis

10 - Physics

P2 – Electricity

P3 – Particle model of matter

P4 – Atomic structure

P5b – Forces 2

P6 - Waves

11 - Biology

B6 - Inheritance

B7 - Ecology

B8 - Evolution

11 - Chemistry

C3 – Quantitative chemistry

C9 - Atmosphere

C10 – Using Resources

11 - Physics

P7 -Electromagnets

(P8 – Space triple science only)

12 Biology

Module 2:

·         Cell Structure

·         Biological Molecules

·         Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids

·         Enzymes

·         Biological Membranes

·         Cell Division and Cellular Organisation

Module3:

·         Exchange and Transport

·         Transport in Animals

·         Transport in Plants

Module 4:

·         Disease and the Immune System

·         Biodiversity

·         Classification and Evolution

12 Chemistry

Module 2: Foundations in Chemistry

·         Atoms and Moles

·         Formulae and Equations

·         Reactions and Calculations

·         Electrons, Bonding and Structure

Module 3: The Periodic Table and Energy

·         The Periodic Table

·         Physical Chemistry

Module 4: Core Organic Chemistry

·         Basic Concepts and Hydrocarbons

·         Alcohols and Haloalkanes

·         Analysis and Organic Synthesis

12 Physics

Module 2:

·         Foundations of Physics

Module 3:

·         Motion

·         Forces in Action

·         Work, Energy and Power

·         Materials

·         Newton’s Laws of Motion and Momentum

Module 4:

·         Electricity

·         Waves

·         Quantum Physics

12 Applied Science

Unit 1: Key Concepts in Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)

Unit 2: Applied Experimental Techniques

Unit 3: Science in the Modern World

13 Biology

Module 5:

·         Communication and Homeostasis

·         Excretion

·         Animal responses

·         Plant responses and hormones

·         Photosynthesis

·         Respiration

Module 6:

·         Cellular control

·         Patterns of inheritance

·         Evolution

·         Manipulating genomes

·         Cloning and biotechnology

·         Ecosystems

·         Populations and sustainability

13 Chemistry

Module 5: Physical Chemistry & Transition Elements

·         Reaction Rates

·         Equilibrium

·         Acids, Bases and pH

·         Enthalpy, Entropy, and Gibb’s

·         Redox and Electrode Potentials

·         Transition Elements

Module 6: Organic Chemistry and Analysis

·         Aromatic Compounds and Carbonyls

·         Nitrogen Compounds and Polymers

·         Organic Synthesis and Practical Techniques

·         Analysis

13 Physics

Module 5:

·         Thermal Physics

·         Circular Motion & Oscillations

·         Gravitational Fields

·         Astrophysics and Cosmology

Module 6:

·         Capacitors

·         Electric Fields

·         Electromagnetism

·         Nuclear and Particle Physics

·         Medical Imaging

13 Applied Science

Unit 4: The Human Body

·         Digestive System & Diet

·         Skeletal System & Movement

·         Oxygen Transport

·         Nervous System & Brain

·         Nerve Impulses

Unit 5: Investigating Science

·         Brewing in the Industry

Unit 6a: Microbiology

·         Structure and function of microorganisms

·         Aseptic techniques

·         Investigating factors that affect growth of microorganisms

·         Use of microorganisms in industries