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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).

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Year 9

Cells, respiration, photosynthesis, particle model

Atomic structure, changes of state, pressure

Supplying the cell, challenges of size

Purity, bonding, properties of materials

Motion and forces

Year 10

Electricity and magnetism

Waves and radioactivity

Chemical masses, moles, bonds, acids, extracting metals, periodic table

Nervous system, hormones, contraception, diabetes

Carbon cycle,  nitrogen cycle, Ecosystems

Year 11

Motion, work, power, energy.

Coursework, Leaves and photosynthesis, diffusion, osmosis

Plants and minerals, decay, farming, atomic structure, periodic table

Metal structure, Electrostatics, Ultrasound, radioactivity

Revision