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Prince William School

KS4 Curriculum

Whether they are studying for GCSE Combined Science or a GCSE in the three separate sciences, all students will study topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics from the Gateway Science 9-1 Suite offered by Oxford Cambridge RSA (OCR).

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Year 9

Cells

The Particle Model / Atomic Structure

Changes of State

Respiration

Purity and Separating Mixtures

Pressure

Photosynthesis

Bonding

Motion

Transport in Cells

Properties of Materials

Newton’s Laws

Exchange and Transport

Quantitative Chemistry

Forces in Action

Year 10

Scaling Up

Bonding and Properties of Materials

Motion and Newton’s Laws

The Challenges of Size

Quantitative Chemistry

Forces in Action

The Nervous System

Energetics and Types of Reaction

Electricity

The Endocrine System

Electrolysis

Magnetism and Magnetic Fields

Maintaining Internal Environments

Products from Reactions

Waves

Year 11

Natural Selection and Evolution

Rates of Reaction

Radioactivity

Monitoring and maintaining the Environment

Equilibria

Energy – Work done / Power and Efficiency

Feeding the Human Race

Improving Processes and Products

Physics on the Move

Monitoring and Maintaining Health

Organic Chemistry

Powering Earth

Non-Communicable Diseases

Interpreting and Interacting with Earth Systems

Beyond Earth