Year 10 Biology – Combined
(combined science – AQA 8464)
|What will my child be learning?||What homework will they be set?||How do I support my child?|
Cell Structure and Cell Division
·Animal and Plant Cells
·Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells
·Specialised Animal and Plant Cells
The students are given a homework book, either higher tier or foundation tier based on their Kimberley School Target.
The students will be allocated pages to complete in this book for homework, which correspond to the lessons taught in class.
In addition, questions may be set covering the following areas:
· Long answer questions.
· Practical write-ups.
· Revision & flashcards.
Help them revise using revision cards.
Help them revise from the classwork books.
Ensure they complete homework on time. Encourage them to ask their teachers for help if they are stuck
|B2 and B3
Stem Cells, Organisation and The Digestive System
· Stem Cells
· Tissues and Organs
· The Digestive System
Organising Animals and Plants
|· The Blood
· The Heart
· Gas Exchange
· Tissues and Organs in Plants
· Transport Systems in Plants
|· The Rate of Photosynthesis
· How Plants use Glucose
· Making the most of Photosynthesis
|· Aerobic Respiration
· Anaerobic respiration
· Metabolism and the Liver
· Nervous System
· Reflex Actions
Support/study guides available
|Title||Available from||Approx. cost|
|CGP workbook, exam practice question and answers books. These books cover the whole course (Y10 and Y11)||Purchase online through sQuid, and can be collected from Mr Murray in S9||£14 for combined science
£20 for triple science
|AQA Biology for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Higher/Foundation Workbook||Provided by the Science Department for use in lass or at home||Free|
|BBC Bitesize Key Stage 4||www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize||Free|
|Expert Guidance web site||http://www.expertguidance.co.uk||Free|
Other ways in which parents/carers can help:
- Ensuring students complete homework on time – check ShowMyHomework regularly.
- Encouraging them to seek help if they are struggling.
- Supporting students to revise for end of chapter tests.
- Helping students to review tests to see where to improve and set targets to ensure progress