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Science

Applied Science

Course Delivery Overview 2018/20

Level 3 – Applied Science Extended Certificate

Exam Board : AQA     Specification : www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/applied-general/science

Year & Term

Course Content

Please refer to the syllabus, including links to textbooks where appropriate.

Year 12

Autumn 1

Unit 1: Key Concepts in Science

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Unit 2: Applied Experimental Techniques (Portfolio)

Spring 2

Summer 1

Unit 3: Science in the Modern World

Summer 2

Year 13

Autumn 1

Unit 4: The Human Body

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Unit 5: Investigating Science (Portfolio)

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

Unit 6 Option Block

Biology

Course Delivery Overview 2018/20

Biology

Exam Board : AQA                

Specification: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402

 

Year & Term

Course Content

Please refer to the syllabus, including links to textbooks where appropriate.

Year 12

Autumn 1

Biological molecules (practical 1 – enzymes)

Nucleic acids, Cell structure (practical 2 – mitosis)

Autumn 2

Cell recognition and the immune system

Transport across cell membranes (Practical 3 – osmosis, Practical 4 – permeability cell membranes)

Spring 1

Exchange, DNA, genes and protein synthesis

Transport across cell membranes

Spring 2

Genetic diversity, Biodiversity (Practical 6 – aseptic culturing of microbes)

Mass transport (Practical 5 – dissection)

Summer 1

Revision for year 12 examinations

Mass transport (Practical 5 – dissection)

Summer 2

Photosynthesis, respiration (practical 7)

Energy and ecosystems

Year 13

Autumn 1

Inherited change

Energy transfer in and between organisms (Section 5)

Autumn 2

Organisms respond to change in their environments  (Section 6) (except homeostasis)

 

Spring 1

Populations and evolution, Population in ecosystems (Practical 12 – quadrats and measuring populations)

The control of gene expression (Section 8)

Spring 2

Homeostasis (Practical 11 – diabetes)

The statistical tests, Maths skills and Preparation for the essay component of paper 3

Summer 1

Complete the the 6 key practicals of year 2

Chemistry

Course Delivery Overview 2018/20

A2 – Chemistry

Exam Board : AQA     Specification : https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405

Year & Term

Course Content

Please refer to the syllabus, including links to textbooks where appropriate.

Year 12

Autumn 1

Atomic Structure, Amount of Substance (practical 1)

Autumn 2

Bonding, Periodicity, Energetics (practical 2)

Spring 1

Equilibria, Kinetics (practical 3) Redox, Group 2, Group 7 (practical 4)

Spring 2

Introduction to Organic, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes

Summer 1

Alcohols (practical 6), Organic Analysis (practical 5)

Revision for Year 12 examination

Summer 2

Equilibria – Kp, Rates (practical 7)

Year 13

Autumn 1

Thermodynamics, Acids and Bases (practical 9), Redox and electrochemical cells (practical 8)

Autumn 2

Periodicity, Transition metals, Reactions of inorganic ions (practical 11),

Spring 1

Nomenclature and Isomerism, aldehydes and ketones, Carbonyl group

Spring 2

Aromatic chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids, DNA and proteins, Organic Synthesis (practical 10)

Summer 1

NMR, IR and Chromatography (practical 12)

Revision for A level Examinations

Physics

Course Delivery Overview 2018/20

A2 – Physics

Exam Board : AQA     Specification : www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408

Year & Term

Course Content

Please refer to the syllabus, including links to textbooks where appropriate.

Year 12

Autumn 1

Matter and radiation

Quarks and Leptons

Autumn 2

Quantum phenomena

Waves

Spring 1

Optics

Forces in equilibrium

Spring 2

On the move

Newton’s laws of motion

Summer 1

Force and momentum

Work, energy and power

Materials

Summer 2

Electric Current

DC circuits

Year 13

Autumn 1

Motion in a circle

Simple Harmonic Motion

Thermal Physics

Gases

Autumn 2

Gravitational Fields

Electric Fields

Capacitors

Spring 1

Magnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Induction

Spring 2

Radioactivity

Nuclear Energy

Summer 1