Grade Descriptors

Examples

Physics-Small

Biology

TERM 1

 

Content

New GCSE Science

Organisation

 

Skills

Handling apparatus in required practicals

Scientific diagrams and models

Drawing and interpreting graphs

Evaluating risk factors and impact on health

 

TERM 2

 

Content

Infection and response

Bioenergetics

 

Skills

Handling apparatus in required practicals

Scientific diagrams and models

Drawing and interpreting graphs

Word and chemical equations

 

TERM 3

 

Content

Bioenergetics

Ecology

 

Skills

Model changes in the environment.

Planning investigations

Measuring the distribution of an organism

Estimating populations

Construct and interpret scale drawings

Calculate efficiency of biomass transfer

 

Chemistry

TERM 1

 

Content

New GCSE Science
Atomic Structure

 

Skills

  • Using specialist equipment to take measurements
  • Handling and manipulating equipment with confidence and fluency
  • Recognising hazards and planning how to minimise risk.

 

Physics

TERM 1

 

Content

New GCSE Science
Thermal energy transfers

 

Skills

Manipulation of equations

  • devising and investigating testable questions
    • identifying and controlling variables
    • analysing, interpreting and evaluating data.

Communicating ideas in science

Applying ideas in context

 

TERM 2

 

Content

Forces and Motion

Resultant Forces
Newton;s Laws

 

Skills

Arithmetic and numerical computation

Handling data

Algebra

Geometry and trigonometry

 

TERM 3

 

Content

Properties of Waves

 

Skills

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.

AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgments and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures