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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Science
Term 1Biology - Bioenergetics   
• Communicable Diseases - Communicable (Infectious) Disease - Viral Diseases - Bacterial Diseases - Fungal Diseases - Protist Diseases - Human Defence Systems - Vaccination - Antibiotics and Painkillers - Discovery and Development of Drugs • Carbon Compounds as Fuels and Feedstock - Crude Oil, Hydrocarbons and Alkanes - Fractional Distillation and Petrochemicals - Properties of Hydrocarbons - Cracking and Alkenes
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1Chemistry - Quantitative Chemistry   
• Communicable Diseases - Communicable (Infectious) Disease - Viral Diseases - Bacterial Diseases - Fungal Diseases - Protist Diseases - Human Defence Systems - Vaccination - Antibiotics and Painkillers - Discovery and Development of Drugs
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1Physics - Particle Model of Matter   
• Carbon Compounds as Fuels and Feedstock - Crude Oil, Hydrocarbons and Alkanes - Fractional Distillation and Petrochemicals - Properties of Hydrocarbons - Cracking and Alkenes
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Biology - Homeostasis & Response   
• Energy Changes in a System, and the Ways Energy is Stored Before and After Such Changes - Energy Stores and Systems - Changes in Energy - Energy Changes in Systems - Power • Conservation and Dissipation of Energy - Energy Transfers in a System - Efficiency • National and Global Energy Resources - National and Global Energy Resources • Photosynthesis - Photosynthetic Reaction - Rate of Photosynthesis - Uses of Glucose from Photosynthesis • Respiration - Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration - Response to Exercise - Metabolism
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Chemistry - Chemical Changes   
• Photosynthesis - Photosynthetic Reaction - Rate of Photosynthesis - Uses of Glucose from Photosynthesis • Respiration - Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration - Response to Exercise - Metabolism
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Physics - Atomic Structure   
• The Composition & Evolution of the Earth’s Atmosphere - The Proportions of Different Gases in the Atmosphere - The Earth’s Early Atmosphere - How Oxygen Increased - How Carbon Dioxide Decreased • Carbon Dioxide & Methane as Greenhouse Gases - Greenhouse Gases - Human Activities Which Contribute to an Increase in Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere - Global Climate Change - The Carbon Footprint and its Reduction • Common Atmospheric Pollutants and their Sources - Atmospheric Pollutants from Fuels - Properties and Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Biology - Inheritance, Variation & Evolution   
• The Composition & Evolution of the Earth’s Atmosphere - The Proportions of Different Gases in the Atmosphere - The Earth’s Early Atmosphere - How Oxygen Increased - How Carbon Dioxide Decreased • Carbon Dioxide & Methane as Greenhouse Gases - Greenhouse Gases - Human Activities Which Contribute to an Increase in Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere - Global Climate Change - The Carbon Footprint and its Reduction • Common Atmospheric Pollutants and their Sources - Atmospheric Pollutants from Fuels - Properties and Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Chemistry - Energy Changes   
• Homeostasis - Homeostasis • The Human Nervous System - Structure and Function • Hormonal Coordination in Humans - Human Endocrine System - Control of Blood Glucose Concentration - Hormones in Human Reproduction - Contraception - The Use of Hormones to Treat Infertility - Negative Feedback
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Chemistry - Chemical Analysis   
• Using the Earth’s Resources and Obtaining Potable Water - Using the Earth’s Resources and Sustainable Development - Potable Water - Waste Water Treatment - Alternative Methods of Extracting Metals • Life Cycle Assessment and Recycling - Life Cycle Assessment - Ways of Reducing the Uses of Resources
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Physics - Forces   
• Current, Potential Difference and Resistance - Standard Circuit Diagram Symbols - Electric Charge and Current - Current, Resistance and Potential Difference • Series and Parallel Circuits - Resistors - Series and Parallel Circuits • Domestic Uses and Safety - Direct and Alternating Potential Difference - Mains Electricity • Energy Transfers Power - Energy Transfers in Everyday Appliances - The National Grid
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Biology - Ecology   
• Homeostasis - Homeostasis • The Human Nervous System - Structure and Function • Hormonal Coordination in Humans - Human Endocrine System - Control of Blood Glucose Concentration - Hormones in Human Reproduction - Contraception - The Use of Hormones to Treat Infertility - Negative Feedback • Waves in Air, Fluids & Solids - Transverse and Longitudinal Waves - Properties of Waves • Electromagnetic Waves - Types of Electromagnetic Waves - Properties of Electromagnetic Waves 1 - Properties of Electromagnetic Waves 2 - Uses and Applications of Electromagnetic Waves
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Chemistry - The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change   
• Reproduction - Sexual & Asexual Reproduction - Meiosis - DNA and the Genome - Genetic Inheritance - Inherited Disorders - Sex Determination • Variation & Evolution - Variation - Evolution - Selective Breeding - Genetic Engineering
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Physics - Magnetism & Electromagnetism   
• Reactivity of Metals - Metal Oxides - The Reactivity Series - Extraction of Metals & Reduction - Oxidation & Reduction in Terms of Electrons • Reactions of Acids - Reactions of Acids with Metals - Neutralisation of Acids and Salt Production - Soluble Salts - The pH Scale and Neutralisation - Strong and Weak Acids • Electrolysis - The Process of Electrolysis - Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds - Using Electrolysis to Extract Metals - Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Physics - Waves   
• Permanent and Induced Magnetism, Magnetic Forces and Fields - Poles of a Magnet - Magnetic Fields • The Motor Effect - Electromagnetism - Fleming’s Left-Hand Rule - Electric Motors
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Biology - RPAs   
• Using the Earth’s Resources and Obtaining Potable Water - Using the Earth’s Resources and Sustainable Development - Potable Water - Waste Water Treatment - Alternative Methods of Extracting Metals • Life Cycle Assessment and Recycling - Life Cycle Assessment - Ways of Reducing the Uses of Resources • Current, Potential Difference and Resistance - Standard Circuit Diagram Symbols - Electric Charge and Current - Current, Resistance and Potential Difference • Series and Parallel Circuits - Resistors - Series and Parallel Circuits • Domestic Uses and Safety - Direct and Alternating Potential Difference - Mains Electricity • Energy Transfers Power - Energy Transfers in Everyday Appliances - The National Grid
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Chemistry - Chemistry of the Atmosphere   
• The Development of Understanding of Genetics & Evolution - Evidence for Evolution - Fossils - Extinction - Resistant Bacteria • Classification of Living Organisms - Classification of Living Organisms
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Physics - RPAs   
• Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions - Energy Transfer During Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions - Reaction Profiles - The Energy Change Reactions
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Biology - Exam Revision   
• Reactivity of Metals - Metal Oxides - The Reactivity Series - Extraction of Metals & Reduction - Oxidation & Reduction in Terms of Electrons • Reactions of Acids - Reactions of Acids with Metals - Neutralisation of Acids and Salt Production - Soluble Salts - The pH Scale and Neutralisation - Strong and Weak Acids • Electrolysis - The Process of Electrolysis - Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds - Using Electrolysis to Extract Metals - Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Chemistry - Exam Revision   
• Adaptions, Interdependence & Competition - Communities - Abiotic Factors - Biotic Factors - Adaptations • Organisation of an Ecosystem - Levels of Organisation - How Materials are Cycled • Biodiversity and the Effect of Human Interaction on Ecosystems - Biodiversity - Waste Management - Land Use - Deforestation - Global Warming - Maintaining Biodiversity
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Physics - Exam Revision   
• Rate of Reaction - Calculating Rates of Reaction - Factors which Affect the Rate of Chemical Reactions - Collision Theory and Activation Energy - Catalysts • Reversible Reactions and Dynamic Equilibrium - Reversible Reactions - Energy Changes and Reversible Reactions - Equilibrium - The Effect of Changing Conditions on Equilibrium - The Effect of Changing Concentration - The Effect of Temperature on Equilibrium - The Effect of Pressure Changes on Equilibrium
Assessment: End of Unit assessment.Key Words and Terms
 

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