The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Communicable Disease

    Animal and plant diseases 

    Viral and bacterial diseases 

    Working scientifically 

    Evaluating research 

    2

    Preventing and treating disease 

    Vaccination 

    Antibiotics 

    Developing drugs 

    Monoclonal antibodies 

    Application skills 

    Analysing data 

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Non communicable diseases and photosynthesis

     

    Cancer 

    Smoking 

    Diet, exercise and disease 

    Evaluating data and claims 

    2

    Respiration and human nervouse system 

    Response to exercise 
    Reflex actions 

    The brain 

     

    Working scientifically 

    Mathematical skills 

    Presentation of data 

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Hormonal Coordination

    Controlling blood glucose 

    Menstrual cycle 

    Plant hormones 

    Application skills

    Evaulating 

    2

    Homeostasis in action

    Kidneys

    Controlling body temperature 

    Working scientifically 

    Planning, recording, analysing and evaluating methods and data

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Communicable diseases 

    Test

         

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    All disease topics and photosynthesis 

    Test

         

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    All GCSE topics covered so far

    End of year exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)

     

    Text books

    AQA Science Biology new GCSE (Oxford University Press)

    All

    Recommended reading

    GCSE Biology AQA revision guide by CGP

    GCSE Biology AQA revision guide

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.kerboodle.com (all pupils have a login for this resource)

    www.my-gcsescience.com

    www.s-cool.co.uk

    GCSE BBC Bitesize

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, rulers, calculator

    All