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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Science
Term 1Biology - Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
• Reproduction - Sexual & Asexual Reproduction - Meiosis - DNA and the Genome - Genetic Inheritance - Inherited Disorders - Sex Determination • Variation & Evolution - Variation - Evolution - Selective Breeding - Genetic Engineering • The Development of Understanding of Genetics & Evolution - Evidence for Evolution - Fossils - Extinction - Resistant Bacteria • Classification of Living Organisms - Classification of Living Organisms TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Reproduction - Advantages & Disadvantages of Sexual and Asexual Reproduction - DNA Structure • Variation & Evolution - Cloning • The Development of Understanding of Genetics and Evolution: - Theory of Evolution - Speciation - The Understanding of Genetics
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1Chemistry - Quantitative Chemistry
• Chemical Measurements, Conservation of Mass and the Quantitative Interpretation of Chemical Equations - Conservation of Mass and Balanced Chemical Equations - Relative Formula Mass - Mass Changes when a Reactant or Product is a Gas - Chemical Measurements • Use of Amount of Substance in Relation to Masses of Pure Substances - Moles - Amounts of Substances in Equations - Limiting Reactants - Concentration of Solutions TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Yield and Atom Economy of Chemical Reactions - Percentage Yield - Atom Economy • Using Concentrations of Solutions in mol/dm3 - Using Concentrations of Solutions in mol/dm3 • Use of Amount of Substance in Relation to Volumes of Gases - Use of Amount of Substance in Relation to Volumes of Gases
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1Physics - Forces
• Forces and Motion - Describing Motion Along a Line - Distance and Displacement - Speed - Velocity - The Distance-Time Relationship - Acceleration - Forces, Accelerations and Newton’s Laws of Motion - Newton’s First Law - Newton’s Second Law - Newton’s Third Law - Forces and Braking - Stopping Distance - Reaction Time - Factors Affecting Braking Distance 1 - Factors Affecting Braking Distance 2 • Momentum - Momentum is a Property of Moving Objects - Conservation of Momentum TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Moments, Levers and Gears - Moment, Levers and Gears • Pressure and Pressure Differences in Fluids - Pressure in a Fluid 1 - Pressure in a Fluid 2 - Atmospheric Pressure • Momentum - Changes in Momentum
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Biology - Ecology
• 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 TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Trophic Levels in an Ecosystem: - Trophic Levels - Pyramids of Biomass - Transfer of Biomass • Food Reproduction: - Factors Affecting Food Security - Farming Techniques - Sustainable Fisheries - Role of Biotechnology
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Chemistry - Chemical Analysis
• Purity, Formulation and Chromatography - Pure Substances - Formulations - Chromatography • Identification of Common Gases - Test for Hydrogen - Test for Oxygen - Test for Carbon Dioxide - Test for Chlorine TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Identification of Ions by Chemical and Spectroscopic Means - Flame Tests - Metal Hydroxides - Carbonates - Halides - Sulfates - Instrumental Methods - Flame Emissions spectroscopy
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Physics - Atomic Structure and Space Physics
• Atoms & Isotopes - The Structure of an Atom - Mass Number, Atomic Number and Isotopes - The Development of the Model of the Atom • Atoms and Nuclear Radiation - Radioactive Decay and Nuclear Radiation - Nuclear Equations - Half-Lives and the Random Nature of Radioactive Decay • Hazards and Uses of Radioactive Emissions and of Background Radiation - Radioactive Contamination TRIPLE SCIENCE TOPICS • Hazards and Uses of Radioactive Emissions and of Background Radiation - Background Radiation - Different Half-Lives of Radioactive Isotopes - Uses of Nuclear Radiation • Nuclear Fission and Fusion - Nuclear Fission - Nuclear Fusion • Solar system; Stability of Orbital Motions; Satellites - Our Solar System - Life Cycle of a Star - Orbital Motion, Natural and Artificial Satellites • Red-Shift - Red-Shift
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Biology - Triple Science Topics and Revision
• Cell Biology - Cell Structure: Culturing Microorganisms • Infection & Response - Monoclonal Antibodies: Producing Monoclonal Antibodies - Plant Disease: Uses of Monoclonal Antibodies - Detection and Identification of Plant Diseases - Plant Defence Responses • Homeostasis & Response - Hormonal Coordination in Humans: Maintaining Water and Nitrogen Balance in the Body - Plant Hormones: Control and Coordination - Use of Plant Hormones
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Chemistry - Triple Science Topics and Revsion
• Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table - Properties of Transition Metals: Comparison with Group 1 Elements - Typical Properties • Bonding, Structure, and the Properties of Matter - Bulk and Surface Properties of Matter Including Nanoparticles: Sizes of Particles and their Properties - Uses of Nanoparticles • Chemical Changes - Reactions of Acids: Titrations • Energy Changes - Chemical Cells and Fuel Cells: Cells & Batteries - Fuel Cells • Organic Chemistry - Reactions of Alkenes & Alcohols: Structure and Formulae of Alkenes - Reactions of Alkenes - Alcohols - Synthetic and Naturally Occurring Polymers: Condensation Polymerisation - Amino Acids - DNA and Other Naturally Occurring Polymers • Using Resources - Using Materials: Corrosion and its Prevention - Alloys as Useful Materials - Ceramics, Polymers & Composites - The Haber Process and the Use of NPK Fertilisers: The Haber Process - Production and Uses of NPK Fertilizers
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Physics - Triple Science Topics and Revision
• Electricity - Static Electricity: Static Charge - Electric Fields • Particle Model of Matter - Particle Model & Pressure: Pressure in Gases - Increasing the Pressure of a Gas • Waves - Waves in Air, Fluids and Solids: Reflection of Waves - Sound Waves - Waves for Detection and Exploration - Electromagnetic Waves: Lenses - Visible Light - Black Body Radiation: Emission and Absorption of Infrared Radiation - Perfect Black Bodies & Radiation • Magnetism & Electromagnetism - The Motor Effect: Loudspeakers - Induced Potential, Transformers and the National Grid: Induced Potential - Uses of the Generator Effect - Microphones - Transformers
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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