KS4 Science - UTC Leeds

KS4 Science

Overview

Students will explore the wonders of the natural world, the explosiveness of chemical reactions and the physical properties of our universe. All students in years 10 and 11 at UTC Leeds will study either Combined Science, or students can choose the option of separate science (biology, chemistry and physics as separate GCSEs). In both routes, students develop analytical and enquiry skills through practical work.  They will plan and carry out scientific practicals, as well analysing and reflecting on their results.

GCSE Combined Science – Triology

Exam board: AQA

Year 10

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in Paper 1 for biology, chemistry and physics:

BiologyChemistryPhysics
1. Cell Biology

2. Organisation

3. Infection and response

4. Bioenergetics

8. Atomic structure and the periodic table

9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

10. Quantitative chemistry

11. Chemical changes

12. Energy changes

18. Energy

19. Electricity

20. Particle model of matter

21. Atomic structure

Year 11

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in Paper 2 for biology, chemistry and physics:

BiologyChemistryPhysics
5. Homeostasis and response

6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

7. Ecology

 

13. The rate and extent of chemical change

14. Organic chemistry

15. Chemical analysis

16. Chemistry of the atmosphere

17. Using resources

 

22. Forces

23. Waves

24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

 

GCSE Biology (separates)

Exam board: AQA

Year 10

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in biology Paper 1:

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
Year 11

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in biology Paper 2:

  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Key ideas

GCSE Chemistry (separates)

Exam board: AQA

Year 10

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in chemistry Paper 1:

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes

Year 11

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in chemistry Paper 2:

  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

GCSE Physics (separates)

Exam board: AQA

Year 10

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in physics Paper 1:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure

Year 11

Students will cover topics that will be assessed in physics Paper 2:

  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics (physics only)

Staff and Contact Details:

Elisabeth Hazlewood, Head of Science elizabeth.hazlewood@utcleeds.co.uk

Rafcely Flores-Adrian, Teacher of Science rafcely.flores-adrian@utcleeds.co.uk 

Alex Berry, Assistant Principal alex.berry@utcleeds.co.uk

Neil Copsey, Assistant Principal neil.copsey@utcleeds.co.uk

Useful Links

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/chemistry-a-h032-h432-from-2015/

http://www.iop.org/

http://www.rsc.org/

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