Science

Year 11  learners are studying AQA GCSE Additional Science -Biology  Unit 2 (25% of GCSE grade)  Chemistry Unit 2 (25% of GCSE grade), Physics  Unit 2(25% of GCSE grade) Investigative skills assessment (25% of GCSE grade)

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand all living things are made up of cells. Know and understand photosynthesis Know and understand proteins have many functions, both inside and outside the cells of living organisms. Know and understand proteins, as enzymes, are now used widely in the home and in industry. Know and understand the process of anaerobic and aerobic respiration. Know and understand characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next in both plants and animals. Know and understand changes in the environment of plants and animals may cause them to die out. The fossil record shows that new organisms arise, flourish, and after a time become extinct. The record also shows changes that lead to the formation of new species.
Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the biology topic students will learn how to use genetic diagrams to show the characteristic that can be inherited. In groups students will Investigate the speed of enzyme substrate reactions. Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk
Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term. Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Mocks will be completed in November.
Suggest reading & support materials CGP Additional Science Revision guide Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides GCSE Additional Science Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-ADDSCI-W-SP-14.PDF GCSE Bite size http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv GCSE Revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse Exam papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand simple particle theory is developed to include atomic structure and bonding. Know and understand substances that have different forms of bonding have different properties and therefore different uses. Know and understand the relative masses of atoms can be used to calculate how much to react and how much we can produce, because no atoms are gained or lost in chemical reactions. Know and understand being able to speed up or slow down chemical reactions is important in everyday life and in industry. By changing temperature, concentration of solution, gas pressure, surface area of solids and the presence of catalysts you can alter the rate of reaction. Know and understand soluble salts can be made from acids, and insoluble salts can be made from solutions of ions. Know and understand When acids and alkalis react the result is a neutralisation reaction. Know and understand Electrolysis is used to produce alkalis and elements such as aluminium, chlorine and hydrogen.
Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the chemistry topic students will learn how to draw bonds and perform investigations into calculating the amount of product from a reaction, separating materials using electrolysis and making soluble and insoluble salts. Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk
Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term. Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Mocks will be completed in January.
Suggest reading & support materials CGP Additional Science Revision guide Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides GCSE Additional Science Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-ADDSCI-W-SP-14.PDF GCSE Bite size http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv GCSE Revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse Exam papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes
Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand forces can cause changes to the shape or motion of an object. Know and understand objects can move in a straight line at a constant speed. Know and understand the momentum of an object is the product of the object’s mass and velocity. Know and understand the current in an electric circuit depends on the resistance of the components and the supply. Know and understand the power of an electrical appliance is the rate at which it transforms energy. Know and understand the properties of radioactive substances and their uses. Know and understand during the process of nuclear fission, atomic nuclei split, this process releases energy which can be used to generate electricity. . Know and understand that nuclear fusion is the joining together of atomic nuclei and is the process by which energy is released in stars.
Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the physics topic students will learn how to design and make simple circuits, use velocity – time graphs to calculate acceleration and distance. Investigations into radioactive decay and the properties of radioactive substances will be completed. Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk
Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term. Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Mocks will be completed in March.
Suggest reading & support materials CGP Additional Science Revision guide Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides GCSE Additional Science Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-ADDSCI-W-SP-14.PDF GCSE Bite size http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv GCSE Revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse Exam papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes