Important News

Science Year 10

 Students continue with their GCSE Combined Science or Triple Science course that they started in year 9.
All content is examined at the end of year 11. Students will have regular assessments during the year to track their progress and understanding of the content.
Specification details
Students are following the OCR Gateway Science A GCSE (9-1) specification. Students following the Combined Science or Triple Science route will cover the same topics, with Triple Science students covering some of these topics in more detail. By the end of year 10 students will have covered the topics listed below.
  • B1: Cell level systems
  • B2: Scaling Up
  • B3: Organism Level Systems
  • B4: Community Level Systems
  • C1: Particles
  • C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • C3: Chemical reactions
  • C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products
  • P1: Matter
  • P2: Forces
  • P3: Electricity
  • P4: Magnetism and magnetic field
  • P5: Waves in matter
Further details about the courses can be found by following the links below:
 Practical Skills
As part of the new specification, students will cover and participate in required practical work to develop their practical skills and their understanding of how science works. Students can expect to be examined on their understanding of this practical work at the end of the course.