Combined Science

GCSE Revision

AQA GCSE Combined Science

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

  • 1 x Biology Exam - Paper 2

  • 1 x Chemistry Exam - Paper 2

  • 1 x Physics Exam - Paper 2

  • 1 x Combined Exam - Paper 1 (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)

Combined Science Specifications

These are the topics that you will be assessed on

Biology - Paper 2 (FOUNDATION) - Thursday 15th April

  • Homeostasis and response

o Reproductive hormones

o Endocrine glands

o Control of blood sugar and diabetes

o Human nervous system

  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

o Sexual reproduction and inheritance

o Fossils, extinction and evolution.

o DNA and genes.

  • Ecology

o Sampling an ecosystem

o Competition in plants

o Carbon and water cycle

Physics - Paper 2 (FOUNDATION) - Friday 16th April

  • Forces

o Weight

o Resultant forces

o Speed, distance and time

o Stopping distances and work done

o Velocity-time graphs

  • Waves

o Electromagnetic spectrum

o Measuring waves

  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism

o Magnets

Biology - Paper 2 (HIGHER) - Thursday 15th April

  • Homeostasis and response

o Endocrine glands and hormones

o Human nervous system

  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

o Sexual and asexual reproduction

o Inheritance and developments in screening.

o Fossils, extinction and evolution.

o DNA and genes.

  • Ecology

o Human effects on ecosystems and the Earth

o Food security and sustainability

Physics - Paper 2 (HIGHER) - Friday 16th April

  • Forces

o Velocity-time graphs

o Vector/Scalar Momentum

o Springs

o Resultant forces

  • Waves

o Electromagnetic waves

o Measuring waves

o Refraction

  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism

o Motor effect

Paper 1 (FOUNDATION) - Monday 17th May

Combined Exam - Biology - Chemistry - Physics

Biology

  • Blood vessels

  • Digestion

  • Microscopes and Magnification

  • Transport across membranes

  • Immune system

  • Infection disease

  • Photosynthesis


Chemistry

  • Electrolysis (of molten compounds)

  • Periodic Table (Patterns of reactivity and history of)

  • Chemical Changes (Neutralisation RP)

  • Energy Changes


Physics

  • Mains electricity

  • Forms of energy and Energy transfers

  • Circuits (symbols and resistors)

  • Thermal energy transfers (SHC)

Paper 1 (HIGHER) - Monday 17th May

Combined Exam - Biology - Chemistry - Physics

Biology

  • Blood vessels

  • Digestion

  • Microscopes and Magnification

  • Transport across membranes

  • Photosynthesis

  • Vaccination


Chemistry

  • Electrolysis (of molten compounds)

  • Periodic Table (Patterns of reactivity and history of)

  • Chemical Changes (Neutralisation RP)

  • Energy Changes


Physics

  • Mains electricity

  • Energy stores and energy transfers

  • Thermal energy transfers (SHC)

  • Generating electricity

Combined Science Revision Resources

Students have been issued with their own Knowledge and Retriever Guides for each subject which are their main revision resource.

Topics and their relevant page numbers for the guides are listed below - Foundation Tier (FT) and Higher Tier (HT).

The CCHS Science Microsite is also an additional source of revision material - CLICK HERE

Biology - Paper 1

  • Cell Biology

  • Organisation

  • Infection and Response

  • Bioenergetics

Biology Knowledge Organiser Guide

  • FT pages 5-10; HT pages 5-9

  • FT pages 11-18; HT pages 10-17

  • FT pages 19-21; HT pages 18-20

  • FT pages 22-24; HT pages 21-23

Biology Knowledge Retriever Guide

  • FT pages 13-27; HT pages 13-23

  • FT pages 29-47; HT pages 25-43

  • FT pages 49-55; HT pages 45-51

  • FT pages 57-63; HT pages 53-59

Biology - Paper 2

  • Homeostasis and Response

  • Inheritance

  • Variation and Evolution

  • Ecology

Biology Knowledge Organiser Guide

  • FT pages 25-28; HT pages 24-28

  • FT pages 29 - 32; HT pages 29-32

  • FT & HT pages 33-36

  • FT & HT pages 37-41

Biology Knowledge Retriever Guide

  • FT pages 65-73; HT pages 67-73

  • FT & HT pages 75-83

  • FT & HT pages 85-93

  • FT & HT pages 95-105

Chemistry - Paper 1

  • Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table

  • Bonding, Structure & Properties of matter

  • Quantitative Chemistry

  • Chemical Changes

  • Energy Changes

Chemistry Knowledge Organiser Guide

  • FT pages 42-50; HT pages 42-49

  • FT pages 51-55; HT pages 50-54

  • FT pages 56; HT pages 55-56

  • FT pages 57-59; HT pages 57-61

  • FT page 60; HT page 62

Chemistry Knowledge Retriever Guide

  • FT pages 107-127; HT pages107-123

  • FT pages 129-139; HT pages125-135

  • FT pages 141; HT pages137-141

  • FT pages 143-149. HT pages 143-153

  • FT page 151; HT page 155

Chemistry - Paper 2

  1. The rate and extent of chemical change

  2. Organic Chemistry

  3. Chemical Analysis

  4. Chemistry of the Atmosphere

  5. Using Resources

Chemistry Knowledge Organiser Guide

  1. FT pages 61-64; HT pages 63-65

  2. FT pages 65-66; HT pages 66-67

  3. FT pages 67-68; HT pages 68-69

  4. FT pages 69-71; HT pages 70-72

  5. FT pages 72-75; HT pages 73-75

Chemistry Knowledge Retriever Guide

  1. FT pages 153-161; HT pages 157-163

  2. FT & HT pages 163-167

  3. FT pages 169-173; HT pages 171-175

  4. FT pages175-181; HT pages177-183

  5. FT pages 183-191; HT pages 185-191

Physics - Paper 1

  • Energy

  • Electricity

  • Particle Model of Matter

  • Atomic Structure

Physics Knowledge Organiser Guide

  • FT pages & HT pages 76-81

  • FT pages & HT pages 82-87

  • FT pages & HT pages 88-90

  • FT pages 91-94; HT pages 91-93

Physics Knowledge Retriever Guide

  • FT pages 19-205; HT pages 193-205

  • FT & HT pages 207-221

  • FT & HT pages 223-229

  • FT pages 231-239; HT pages 231-237

Physics - Paper 2

  • Forces

  • Waves

  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Physics Knowledge Organiser Guide

  • FT pages 95-102; HT pages 94-101

  • FT pages 103-105; HT pages 102-104

  • FT pages 106-107; HT pages 105-107

Physics Knowledge Retriever Guide

  • FT pages 241-259; HT pages 239-257

  • FT pages 261-267; HT pages 259-265

  • FT pages 269-273; HT pages 267-273