Combined Science explores physics , chemistry and biology.
The content is arranged into topics that bring together concepts from biology, chemistry and physics to help students understand that they are interlinked, and to exemplify key areas of working scientifically. This will give students a more rounded understanding of science as a whole.
The three-column format clearly lists what students are expected to recall, describe, define, explain or evaluate along with the terminology and conventions that students need to be familiar with and opportunities for skills development.
|Combined Science GCSE|
|1. Building blocks||States of matter||Atomic structure||Cells in animals and plants||Waves|
|2. Transport over larger distances||Systems in the human body||Plants and photosynthesis|
|3. Interactions with the environment||Lifestyle and health||Radiation and risk||Preventing, treating and curing diseases|
|4. Explaining change||The Earth’s atmosphere||Ecosystems and biodiversity||Inheritance||Variation and evolution|
|5. Building blocks for understanding||The periodic table||Chemical quantities||Atoms into ions and ions into atoms|
|6. Interactions over small and large distances||Forces and energy changes||Structure and bonding||Magnetism and electromagnetism|
|7. Movement and interactions||Forces and motion||Electricit||Acids and alkalis||The rate and extent of chemical change|
|8. Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future||Carbon chemistry||Resources of materials and energy|
|9. Key ideas||The complex and diverse Process g tissues, organs and organ systems||Species and ecosystems, interacting||Atoms bond and chemical reactions||Physical laws and models|