Year 10 Triple - The Academy Selsey

Year 10 Triple

Year 10 Curriculum Plan – Triple Science GCSEs


Overview of Course Content:


Students study three different GCSE subjects over Y10 & Y11 to gain separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics include progression in the subject content and consistency in the exam questions, so that students have the best preparation for A-level.


Learning will be assessed by:


There will be two Biology, two Chemistry and two Physics papers, each 1 hour and 45 minutes.


How each exam is assessed:


Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

Foundation and Higher Tier

100 marks

50% of GCSE



Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response


Controlled assessment/Coursework:


 There will be no coursework or controlled assessment


Websites to support learning: (Students need to look at the AQA topics) (Students will be able to look at the specification for each subject and past exam papers)


Planned Support:


Revision guides will be available for purchase. If any further information is required please contact Mrs Janine Sedgwick, Head of Science:


Home learning is set on or paper copies are available if required.



Half term



Autumn 1

Biology: Cell Biology

Chemistry: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Physics:  Energy

For each topic students will complete an extended writing task, one or more set required practical tasks, a maths skills lesson and an end of module test to assess progress.


Autumn 2

Biology: Cell Biology

Chemistry: Structure and Bonding

Physics:  Energy

Spring 1

Biology: Photosynthesis

Chemistry: Chemical Quantities and Calculations

Physics:  Electricity

Spring 2

Biology: Photosynthesis

Chemistry: Chemical Changes

Physics:  Electricity

Summer 1

Biology: Moving and Changing Materials

Chemistry: Energy Changes

Physics:  Particle Model of Matter

Summer 2

Biology: Health Matters

Chemistry: The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

Physics:  Atomic Structure