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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

Organising animals and plants

Communicable diseases

Test (exam style questions)

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

 

CAT 2

All disease topics and photosynthesis 

Test (exam style questions)

     

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 3

All GCSE topics covered so far

End of year exam

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

 

Term

 

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

 

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