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Triple Science Head of Science: Daniel Rule firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of the three science GCSE’s is split into four units: – Unit 1 – Unit 2 – Unit 3 – Controlled assessment Course Structure These three units are examined.
Unit Content - Biology Cells and simple cell transport Tissues, organs and organ systems Photosynthesis Organisms and their environment Proteins – their functions and uses Aerobic and anaerobic respiration Cell division and inheritance Speciation Below is a summary of the course content for each exam. The coloured headings used for each section are taken from the revision guide to help you locate the relevant content. Paper 1 – BL1HP Paper 2 – BL2HP Keeping healthy Nerves and hormones The use and abuse of drugs Interdependence and adaptation Energy and biomass in food chains Waste materials from plants and animals Genetic variation and its control Evolution Movement of molecules in and out of cells Transport systems in plants and animals Homeostasis Humans and their environment Paper 3 – BL3HP
Unit Content - Chemistry The fundamental ideas in chemistry Limestone and building materials Metals and their uses Crude oil and fuels Structure and bonding Structure, properties and uses of substances Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative chemistry Other useful substances from crude oil Plant oils and their uses Changes in the Earth and its atmosphere Rates of reaction Exothermic and endothermic reactions Acids, bases and salts Electrolysis Below is a summary of the course content for each exam. The coloured headings used for each section are taken from the revision guide to help you locate the relevant content. The periodic table Water Calculating & explaining energy change Further analysis & quantitative chemistry The production of ammonia Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters Paper 1 – CH1HP Paper 2 – CH2HP Paper 3 – CH3HP
Unit Content - Physics Forces and their effects Kinetic energy of objects Currents in electrical circuits Using mains electricity Radioactive decay Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion Transfer of energy by heating processes Energy and efficiency The usefulness of electrical appliances Methods we use to generate electricity The use of waves for communication. Medical applications of physics Using physics to make things work Keeping things moving Below is a summary of the course content for each exam. The coloured headings used for each section are taken from the revision guide to help you locate the relevant content. Paper 1 – PH1HP Paper 2 – PH2HP Paper 3 – PH3HP
Exam dates Biology Unit 1 (BL1HP) – 5 th June, pm Unit 2 (BL2HP) – 12 th May, pm Unit 3 (BL3HP) – 12 th May, pm Chemistry Unit 1 (CH1HP) – 9 th June, pm Unit 2 (CH2HP) – 14 th May, am Unit 3 (CH3HP) – 14 th May, am Physics Unit 1 (PH1HP) – 12 th June, pm Unit 2 (PH2HP) – 20 th May, pm Unit 3 (PH3HP) – 20 th May, pm
Preparation for exams Start now if you have not already done so. Start revising! You now need to learn the content for the exam Look through your book and revision guide to identify topics you are less confident with. Get help with these – don’t struggle on your own, speak to your teacher as soon as possible.. Get help with these – don’t struggle on your own, speak to your teacher as soon as possible.. Find a revision technique that suits you. If you need some help with this ask your teacher! Producing revision notes that makes the content more structured, concise and memorable is very effective. Mind maps are also a useful way of organising and summarising each unit. Give someone your notes and get them to test you. This is the only way to find out if you really know it. Continue to revise and be tested until you are confident you know the course content. Attend revision sessions at school. Continue to revise and be tested until you are confident you know the course content. Attend revision sessions at school. Now is the time to start practising past exam questions and applying your knowledge. Remember 1.Ask for help with sections you don’t understand. 2.Learn it! 3.Keep asking for help. Remember 1.Ask for help with sections you don’t understand. 2.Learn it! 3.Keep asking for help.
Revision Sessions and Revision guides Revision Sessions : Every Wedneday starting March 11 th after school Revision Guides Available to buy for £2.75 – ask your Science teacher.
AQA website for the specification and past papers – Biology : http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-4401http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-4401 – Chemistry: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402 – Physics: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-4403http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-4403 BBC Bitesize for AQA Core Science for excellent revision material and mini-tests – For Unit 1 in each subject use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/ – For Unit 2 in each subject use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/ – For Unit 3 in each subject use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_aqa/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_aqa/ Bubbl – make mindmaps online – https://bubbl.us/ https://bubbl.us/ Useful websites
Contact If you would like any further information or help then please contact your son/daughter’s Science teacher or myself (Daniel Rule, Head of Science: email@example.com@brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk)