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Year 10 Course Summary


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Year 10 GCSE English Language/English Literature

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Narrative WritingWar Poetry - ConflictIdentity Poetry – Power and Conflict
Generic conventionsGenre conventionsGenre conventions
StructurePoetic devicesPoetic devices
CharacterisationLit P2 Sect BLit P2 Sect B
Lang P1 Q2, Q3, Q5
Romantic Poetry - PowerViewpoint WritingUnseen Texts
Genre conventionsGeneric conventionsApproaches for prose
Poetic devicesStructureApproaches for poetry
Lit P2 Sect BRhetorical devicesLit P2 Sect C
FlashbacksLang P2 Q5Lang P1 Q1-4
A Christmas CarolAn Inspector CallsMock Exams
19 th Century Context20 th Century ContextRevision
Plot, characters, theme, structure and dramatic devices, languageFeedback
Lit P2 Sect A
Romeo and JulietSpeaking and Listening
19th Century ContextPreparation
Plot, characters, theme, structure, languageResearch
Lang P1 Q4Delivery
Lit P1 Sect A
Reading non-fiction texts
Rhetorical devices
Lang P2 Q1-Q4

Year 10 GCSE Biology

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Cell biologyOrganisationBioenergetics
Cell structurePlant tissues, organs and systemsPhotosynthesis
Cell divisionRespiration
Transport in cells
OrganisationInfection and responseHomeostasis and response
Principles of organisationCommunicable diseasesHomeostasis
Animal tissues, organs and organ systemsMonoclonal antibodiesThe human nervous system
Plant diseaseHormonal coordination in humans
Plant hormones

Year 10 GCSE Chemistry

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Atomic structureQuantitative chemistryElectrolysis
EquationsMolesChanges at the electrodes
Separation techniquesEquation calculationsExtraction of aluminium
Structure of the atomYield and atom economyElectrolysis of aqueous solutions
History of the atomTitrations
Gas calculations
The Periodic TableChemical changesEnergy changes
History of the periodic tableReactivity seriesExothermic and endothermic reactions
Alkali metalsMaking saltsReaction profiles
HalogensNeutralisationBond energies
Transition elementsStrong and weak acidsChemical cells and batteries
Fuel cells
Chemical bonding
Atoms, ion, isotopes
States of matter
Ionic bonding
Covalent bonding
Metallic bonding
Fullerenes and graphene

Year 10 GCSE Physics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
EnergyParticle model of matterForces
Conservation and dissipation of energyDensityForces in balance
Energy transfer by heatingStates of matterMotion
Energy resourcesInternal energyMomentum
Specific latent heatPressure and forces
Gas pressure
ElectricityAtomic structure
Electric circuitsDiscovery of the nucleus
Electricity in the homeAlpha, beta and gamma radiation.
Activity and half life
Nuclear radiation in medicine
Fission and fusion

Year 10 Technical Science (Cambridge National in Health and Social Care)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Group 1Group 1Group 1
First aid proceduresInterpreting body ratesDisorders of the body systems
Assess the scenePulse rateIBS, stomach ulcers and heartburn
Informed consentPeak flowHeart attack, angina, heart failure
CPRBMIAsthma, pneumonia, COPD
Recovery positionData analysis
Asthma attackStructure and function of body systems
Burns or scaldsDigestive system
BleedingCardiovascular system
ShockRespiratory system
Group 2Group 2Group 2
Structure and function of body systemsDisorders of the body systemsFirst aid procedures
Digestive systemIBS, stomach ulcers and heartburnAssess the scene
Cardiovascular systemHeart attack, angina and heart failureInformed consent
Respiratory systemAsthma, pneumonia and COPDCPR
Interpreting body ratesRecovery position
Pulse rateChoking
Peak flowAsthma attack
BMIBurns or scalds
Data analysisBleeding

Year 10 GCSE Mathematics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
CalculationsHandling DataGraphs
RoundingRepresenting data on graphsDrawing straight lines graphs from the equation of a line
Calculations with roots and indicesOrganising dataDistance time graphs
Standard formAverages and spreadSketching functions
Prime factor decompositionReal-life graphs
Fractions, decimals and percentages
AlgebraBasic fraction and percentage workTransformations
SolvingConverting fractions percentages and decimalsTransforming graphs
RearrangingPercentage increase and decreaseReflections
Angles and PolygonsEnlargements
Nth termPerimeter, Area and VolumeRatio and Proportion
RulesCongruency and similarityBasic ratio and proportion work
Special sequencesPolygon anglesPercentage change
Angles and linesDirect and indirect proportion
Growth and Decay
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Pythagoras theorem
Trigonometric ratios in right angle triangles

Year 10 GCSE Computer Science

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Algorithms: Programming basics: Coding in VB:
Decomposition and abstractionArraysProblem solving
Using flowchartsRecords and FilesPreparation for exam board coding assessment
Searching algorithmsProgramming techniques: Programming techniques:
Storing algorithmsProcedures and functionsErrors and testing
Validation and authenticationClassification of programming languages
Programming basics: Determining the purpose of algorithms
Data types and operationsErrors and testingImpacts of Digital Technology:
Sequence and selectionEthical issues
IterationCoding in Visual Basic: Digital technology in society
ArraysLegislation and privacy
Introduction to coding in Visual Basic: Built in functions
Arithmetic expressions
Data typesData Representations:
SelectionStorage units and binary numbers
IterationsBinary arithmetic and hexadecimal
ASCII and Unicode

Year 10 Technical Computing (Cambridge National in IT)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Spreadsheet skillsDatabase skillsUnderstand different methods of processing data and presenting information:
Selection and justification of appropriate software tools and techniques to process data
Tools and techniques used to initiate and plan solutions:Understand how data and information can be collected, stored and used :Selection and justification of appropriate software tools and techniques to present information
Phases of the project life cycle and task carried out at each stageDataThe resources required for presenting information
Interaction between phases of project life cycleInformation
Inputs and outputs of each phaseMethods of collecting data and information and the IT used to support thisIteratively review and evaluate the development of a solution
Initial project considerationsStorage methods and their appropriate usesCarry out and document an iterative review
Planning tools and software types used to develop project plansUse of data, applications and interactions of data stores and their benefits and drawbacks
Create, edit, delete and process data using appropriate software
Initiate and plan a solution to meet an identified need:
Analysing project requirements in a given context
How to mitigate risks
Create and use planning documentation
Iterative testing
Understand factors to be considered when collecting, processing and storing data and information:
Types of threats
Vulnerabilities hat can be exploited in a cyber-security attack
Impacts ad consequences of a cyber-security attack
Prevention measures
Current IT legislation, its implications and applications
Importance of validity, reliability and bias when collecting and using data and information