Autumn Half Term 1
Coursework + Topic 5: On the wild side
Coursework investigation completed on ecosystems – undertaken on Fieldtrip to Pembrokeshire.
Unit of work covers photosynthesis, ecology and energy transfers.
Autumn Half Term 2
Topic 6: Forensics, infection and immunity
Unit of work covers forensic techniques, immunity and infections as characterised by Tuberculosis and HIV.
Spring Half Term 1
Topic 7: Run for your life
Unit of work looking at muscles, respiration and different energy systems in the body.
Spring Half Term 2
Topic 8: Grey Matter
Unit of work looking at the nervous system, the brain and ways of imaging it, brain diseases.
Summer Half Term 1
Scientific article + Revision
Unit of work focusing on synoptic elements to biology through the analysis of an exam board specified scientific article.
Practical skills in chemistry (coursework)
Completed throughout the year
Unit 4 – Module 1: Rings, acids and amines
Carbonyl compound, carboxylic acids and esters and amines
Unit 5 – Module 1: Rates, equilibrium and pH
How fast? And acids, bases and buffers
Unit 4 – Module 2: Polymers and synthesis
Amino acids and proteins, polypeptides and polyamides and synthesis
Unit 5 – Module 2: Energy
Lattice enthalpy, entropy and enthalpy and electrode potentials and fuel cells
Unit 4 – Module 3: Analysis
Chromatography and spectroscopy
Unit 5 – Module 3: Transition elements
Properties and reactions of transition metals
Unit 4: Fields and Further Mechanics
Unit 5: Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and Medical Physics
Chapter 4: Gravity
Chapter 5: Electric Fields
Chapter 6: Capacitors
Chapter 7: Magnetic Fields
Chapter 8: Electromagnetic Induction
Medical Physics: Eye, Ear, Electricity in the Body, Non-Ionising Imaging, X-Rays
Unit 5 (ctd): Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and Medical Physics
Unit 3: Coursework
Chapter 9: Radioactivity
Chapter 10: Nuclear Energy
Chapter 11: Thermal Physics
Chapter 12: Gases
Chapter 13: Practical Work in A2 Physics
Revision for Units 4 and 5
June 11th – Unit 4 (p.m.)
June 19th – Unit 5 (a.m.)