Year 10 Chemistry – Combined

Curriculum Modules

(combined science – AQA 8464)

What will my child be learning? What homework will they be set? How do I support my child?

Structure and Bonding

·         States of matter

·         Ionic, covalent & metallic bonding

·         Giant and simple structures

·         Fullerenes and graphene

·         Properties of giant and simple structures






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.


Key words.











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



·         Mole calculations using relative formula mass

·         Isotopes

·         Convert between moles, mass and formula mass

·         Balancing equations

·         Calculating concentrations of solutions



·         Electrolysis uses

·         Half equations

·         Electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and aqueous solutions

·         Extraction of aluminium

·         Oxidation and reduction


Energy changes

·         Exothermic and endothermic

·         Calorimetry

·         Activation energy, bond breaking and bond breaking


Rates and equilibrium

·         Calculating the rate of reaction

·         Collision theory

·         Temperature, surface area, concentration, catalysts

·         Reversible reactions and equilibria

·         Dynamic equilibria and Le Chatelier’s Principle


Crude oil and fuels

·         Fractional distillation of crude oil

·         Hydrocarbons and alkanes and their properties

·         Complete and incomplete combustion

·         Cracking and alkenes


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


AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Higher/Foundation Workbook Provided by the Science Department for use in class or at home Free
Revision Cards Purchase online through sQuid, and can be collected from Mr Murray in S9 3 x £3 for combined science


BBC Bitesize Key Stage 4 Free
Expert Guidance web site Free


Other ways in which parents/carers can help: