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1 Biology Combined Chemistry Combined Physics Combined Content Hours Content Hours Content Hours Half Term.7.. Communities Competition Ecosystems Interdependence ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Communities).7.. Abiotic factors Non-living factors that can affect a community.7.. Biotic factors Living factors that can affect a community.7.. Adaptations Animal and plant adaptations ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Biotic, abiotic factors and adaptations) 6..The atom. Atoms, elements and compounds Naming elements and compounds, word and balanced symbol equations. Mixtures Review specified separation techniques. Scientific models of the atom ASSESSED HOMEWORK. Subatomic particles in the atom (charges).5 Subatomic particles (mass and size) and isotopes.6 Electronic Structure.. The periodic table. The Periodic Table. Development of the Periodic Table ASSESSED HOMEWORK 9. Energy.. Energy changes in a system, and the ways energy is stored before and after such changes... Energy stores and systems... Changes in energy (including kinetic energy, elastic energy and gravitational energy)... Energy changes in systems Required practical: Investigate the specific heat capacity of one or more materials... Power ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Energy Stores and Transfers).. Conservation and dissipation of energy... Energy transfers in a system... Efficiency TEST Energy Changes and Power ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Energy Calculations)

2 Half Term.7.. Levels of organisation Feeding relationships Sampling methods; quadrats and transects ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Levels of organisation) TEST Adaptations sampling.7.. How materials are cycled Carbon cycle Water cycle Role of microorganisms in cycling ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Cycles).7. Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems Biodiversity Waste management Land Use Deforestation Global warming ASSESSED HOMEWORK 5 (Biodiversity human impact on environment).. The periodic table... Group Group...6 Group 7 ASSESSED HOMEWORK.. Transition metals... Comparison with group... Properties of transition metals ASSESSED HOMEWORK TEST Atomic structure and the periodic table.. National and global energy resources Renewable and non-renewable energy resources, their different uses, advantages and disadvantages TEST Energy and Energy Resources ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Energy Resources). Electricity.. Current, potential difference and resistance... Standard circuit diagram symbols... Electrical charge and current... Current, resistance and potential difference Required practical: investigate, using circuit diagrams to set up a circuit, the factor(s) that affect the resistance of an electrical component ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Current, Potential Difference and Resistance) + HWK TEST Cycles, biodiversity human impact

3 Half Term... Eukaryotes and prokaryotes Structure Size... Animal and plant cells Sub- cellular structures Sub- cellular functions.8. Purity, formulations and chromatography.8.. Pure substances.8.. Formulations.8.. Chromatography Required practical 6... Resistors Required practical: investigate, using circuit diagrams to construct circuits, the V- I characteristics of a filament lamp, a diode and a resistor at constant temperature. TEST Electric Circuits... Cell specialisation Sperm cells, nerve cells and muscle cells in animals. Root hair cells, xylem and phloem cells in plants.... Cell differentiation Differentiated cells...5 Microscopy Electron and light microscopes Magnification HWK.8. identification of common gases Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Chlorine ASSESSED HOMEWORK 5.7. Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock.7.. Crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes ASSESSED HOMEWORK 6.. Series and parallel circuits ASSESSED HOMEWORK 5 (Resistive Components).. Domestic uses and safety... Direct and alternating current... Mains electricity ASSESSED HOMEWORK 6 (Mains Electricity) + HWK ASSESSED HOMEWORK 6 (Cells)... Chromosomes DNA, chromosomes and genes.... Mitosis and the cell cycle Definition of the cell cycle Stages of the cell cycle Explanation of mitosis ASSESSED HOMEWORK 7 (Chromosomes cell division)

4 Half Term... Stem cells Embryonic stem cells Adult bone marrow stem cells Future treatments with stem cells Therapeutic cloning Future uses of stem cells.7.. Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock.7.. Fractional distillation and petrochemicals.7.. Properties of hydrocarbons.7.. Cracking and alkenes 5.. Energy transfers... Power... Energy transfers in everyday appliances... The National Grid ASSESSED HOMEWORK 8 (Stem cells) TEST Cell structure and division... Diffusion Diffusion Factors which affect rate of diffusion. Surface area to volume ratio Adaptations for gas exchange Effectiveness of exchange surfaces... Osmosis Osmosis Required practical ASSESSED HOMEWORK 7 TEST Organic Chemistry.9. The composition and evolution of the atmosphere.9.. Proportion of the different gases in the atmosphere.9.. The earth s early atmosphere.9.. How oxygen increased.9.. How carbon dioxide increased ASSESSED HOMEWORK 8 TEST Mains Electricity. The Particle Model of Matter.. Changes of state and the particle model... Density of materials REQUIRED PRACTICAL: Investigate the densities of regular and irregular solid objects and liquids ASSESSED HOMEWORK 7 (Density and States of Matter)... Changes of state... Active transport Active transport Structure of root hair cell related to function ASSESSED HOMEWORK 9 (Transport in cells) TEST Transport.. Internal energy and energy transfers... Internal energy... Temperature changes in a system and specific heat capacity... Changes of heat and specific latent heat ASSESSED HOMEWORK 8 (Heating, Cooling and Changing State)

5 ... Organisation Cells, tissues and organs... The human digestive system Function of digestive system Enzymes in digestive system Lock and key theory of enzyme action Uses of products of digestion Importance of bile Required practical ASSESSED HOMEWORK 0 (Organisation humans, digestive system enzymes) Half Term 5 TEST 5 Organisation in animals... The heart and blood vessels Structure and function of human heart and lungs Lung adaptations for gas exchange Heart rate and pacemakers Blood vessels structure and function... Blood Cells of the blood... Coronary heart disease: a noncommunicable disease Features of coronary heart disease Stents Statins Faulty valves Heart failure.9. Carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases.9.. Greenhouse gases.9.. Human activities which contribute to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.9.. Global climate change.9.. Carbon footprint and its reduction ASSESSED HOMEWORK 9.9. Common atmospheric pollutants and their sources.9.. Atmospheric pollutants from fuels Complete/ incomplete combustion of fuels (CO, CO, C) Sulphur as an impurity.. Particle model and pressure... Particle motion in gases TEST 5 Particle Model of Matter. Atomic Structure.. Atoms and isotopes... The structure of an atom (common content with chemistry)... Mass number, atomic number and isotopes (common content with chemistry) ASSESSED HOMEWORK 9 (Atomic Structure)

6 Half Term 6 ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Heart, blood CHD)...5 Health issues Diet, stress and life situations Effect on physical and mental health Interaction of disease...6 The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases Cardiovascular disease Lung and liver disease Diseases influenced by nutrition inc Type diabetes Risk factors Causal mechanisms...7 Cancer Benign and malignant tumours Risk factors for cancer ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Health, noncommunicable disease cancer) TEST 6 Health Oxides of nitrogen.9.. Properties and effects of atmospheric pollution ASSESSED HOMEWORK 0 TEST Atmosphere.6. Rate of a chemical reaction.6.. Calculating rates of reaction Do this after factors effecting the rates Includes graph work, slope of tangent, gradient of tangent (HT only) ASSESSED HOMEWORK... The development of the model of the atom (common content with chemistry) TEST 6 Atomic Structure.. Atoms and nuclear radiation... Radioactive decay and nuclear radiation ASSESSED HOMEWORK 0 (Radioactivity) 5... Nuclear equations... Half-lives and the random nature of radioactive decay... Radioactive contamination TEST 7 Radioactivity ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Half-life, Irradiation and Contamination)... Plant tissues and organs... Plant organ system Structure of root hair cells, xylem and phloem Factors affecting transpiration Roots, stem and leaves as organs Stomata and guard cells.6.. Factors which affect the rate of chemical reactions Concentration, pressure, surface area, temperature, catalyst.6.. Collision theory and activation energy.6.. Factors that increase the rate of a reaction

7 Roots, stem and leaves as organs Stomata and guard cells ASSESSED HOMEWORK (Organisation in plants) TEST 7 Plant Organisation.6..5 Catalysts ASSESSED HOMEWORK Required practical X TEST Rates of Reaction

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