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Year 9 Curriculum Information - Science
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Key Biological concepts
  • Cells and control
  • States of matter
  • Methods of separation and purifying substances
  • Atomic Structure
  • The Periodic table
  • Motion
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Forces and Motion
  • Genetics
  • Natural selection and genetic modification
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Types of Substances
  • Acids
  • Conservation of energy
  • Waves
  • Light
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • There will be an end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 9 in June
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a textbook, calculator, ruler, black pen, green pen, pencil, glue and protractor

Home Learning

Homelearning tasks will be set to include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key scientific concepts as well as researching new technologies. Extended writing and presentation skills will be assessed in homelarning tasks

Reading List

Double Science

  • Edexcel GCSE (9 -1) Combined Science student book>
    ISBN 978-1-29212019-5

Triple Science

  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Biology student book
    ISBN 978-1-29212020-1
  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Chemistry student book
    ISBN 978-1-29212021-8
  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Physics student book
    ISBN 978-1-292112022-5

GCP Revision guides

  • New Grade 9 – 1 GCSE Combined Science: Edexcel HIGHER
    ISBN 978-1-78294574-1
  • New Grade 9 -1 GCSE Biology: Edexcel
    ISBN 978-1-78294571-0
  • New Grade 9 -1 GCSE Chemistry: Edexcel
    ISBN 978-1-78294572-7
  • New Grade 9 -1 GCSE Physics: Edexcel
    ISBN 978-1-78294573-4
Useful Websites

There will be 8 classes in Year 9 and will be set according to ability and according to students following the combined science or the separate science route

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