Combined Science

GCSE Revision

AQA GCSE Combined Science

The Combined Science Mock Assessment with consist of three exams - 1hr 15min for each exam:

  • 1 x Biology Exam - Friday 10th December (AM)

  • 1 x Chemistry Exam - Tuesday 14th December (AM)

  • 1 x Physics Exam - Wednesday 15th December (PM)

Combined Science Specifications

These are the topics that you will be assessed on

Biology - Paper 1 (FOUNDATION) - Fri 10th Dec

  • Cell structure and transport

o Microscopy

o Diffusion, osmosis and active transport

o Adaptations of digestive organs

o Tissues and organs in plants

  • Respiration

o Aerobic and anaerobic respiration

o Effect of exercise

  • Diseases

o Viral and bacterial diseases

o Human defence responses

o Antibiotics and painkillers

o Developing drugs

Biology - Paper 1 (HIGHER) - Fri 10th Dec

  • Cell structure and transport

o Microscopy

o Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells

o Osmosis

  • Digestion

o Digestive enzymes

o Adaptations of digestive organs

  • Diseases

o Vaccinations

o BMI and the effect of exercise

o Developing drugs

  • Photosynthesis

o Limiting factors of photosynthesis

Chemistry - Paper 1 (FOUNDATION) - Tue 14th Dec

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table

o The history of the atom

o Characteristics and of different groups of elements

o Explain trends in different groups

  • Structure and bonding

o Atoms into ions

o Properties of covalent, ionic and metallic structures

o States of matter

  • Calculation in chemistry

o Relative atomic mass and relative formula mass

o Reacting masses. Mean values

  • Chemical changes

o Acid and bases
o Making salts
o Reactivity of metals and displacement reactions

  • Electrolysis

o Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and solutions

  • How science works

o Planning scientific investigation

o Graph skills

Chemistry - Paper 1 (HIGHER) - Tue 14th Dec

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table

o The history of the atom

o Characteristics and of different groups of elements

o Explain trends in different groups

  • Structure and bonding

o Atoms into ions

o Explain 3 types of bonding

o Properties of covalent, ionic and metallic structures

o States of matter

o Size of an atom

  • Calculation in chemistry

o Relative atomic mass and relative formula mass

o Reacting masses. Mean values

  • Chemical changes

o Acid and bases
o Making salts
o Reactivity of metals and displacement reactions

o Balancing equations

  • Electrolysis

o Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and solutions

o Explain different products at the electrodes

  • Energy changes

o Exothermic and endothermic reaction.
Measuring energy transfers during chemical reaction

  • How science works

o Planning scientific investigation

o Graph skills

Physics - Paper 1 (FOUNDATION) - Wed 15th Dec

  • Electricity

o Resistance

o Mains Electricity

o Wires in a plug

  • Radioactivity

o Half Life

o Nuclear equations

o Types of radiation

  • Energy

o Efficiency

o Power

o Renewable energy resources

  • Particle Model of Matter

o Gases

o Specific Heat Capacity

o Specific Latent Heat

Physics - Paper 1 (HIGHER) - Wed 15th Dec

  • Electricity

o Resistance

o Mains Electricity

o Wires in a plug

  • Radioactivity

o Half Life

o Nuclear equations

o Types of radiation

  • Energy

o Renewable energy resources

o Energy transfers

o Thermal Energy

  • Particle Model of Matter

o States of Matter

o Internal Energy

o Specific Heat Capacity

o Specific Latent Heat