Grade Descriptors

Examples

Biology-Small

Biology (Triple)

TERM 1

 

Content

Photosynthesis

Proteins and Their Uses

Respiration

Cell division

Genetic inheritance

Genetic Diseases

 

Skills

Handling apparatus

Drawing graphs and interpreting data

Using models

Punnet square diagrams

Evaluating ethical issues

ISA completion

 

TERM 2

Content

Evidence for Evolution

Speciation

Diffusion, Active Transport, Osmosis

Exchange surfaces

Blood and Heart

Homeostasis

Kidneys

Human Influence on environment and use of microbes

 

Skills

Drawing graphs and interpreting data

Using models

Evaluating ethical issues eg. transplant vs dialysis

 

TERM 3

 

Content

Revision of all topics

 

Skills

Exam Prep.

 

Physics

TERM 1

 

Content

Electricity in the Home
Nuclear Physics

 

TERM 2

 

Content

Rotational Dynamics

Medical Physics

Electromagnetism

 

TERM 3

 

Content

REVISION of all topics

 

Skills

Exam Prep.

 

Additional Science

TERM 1

 

Content

Electricity in the home

Nuclear Physics

Photosynthesis

Proteins and Their Uses

Respiration

Cell division

Genetic inheritance

Genetic Diseases

 

Skills

Practical skills

Analyse and evaluate evidence, make reasoned
judgements and draw conclusions based on
Evidence

Use models to explain scientific processes

 

TERM 2

 

Content

Nuclear Physics

Evidence for Evolution

Speciation
Revision

 

Skills

Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of
science in practical and other contexts

Use models to explain and compare scientific theories

 

TERM 3

 

Content & Skills

Recall, select and communicate their
knowledge and understanding of science