Year 10 Biological Sciences

This unit allows students to uncover the principles of genetics and how inherited characteristics can be passed on from generation to generation. Students learn about the structure and function of DNA and genes and how the inheritance patterns for various characteristics can differ. Students will also investigate the learn about natural selection and how the theory of evolution explains how populations can change over time to ensure they are better suited or adapted to their environment.

Year 10 Chemical Sciences

Students will build on their knowledge of chemistry by investigating atomic structure and linking this to the location of substances on the periodic table. Students will begin to learn about the various types of reactions and the products produced and how they can predict the substances made, when they know the reactants. Student will also begin to investigate reaction rates and how this can be manipulated in the lab.

Year 10 Earth & Space Sciences

Students will investigate the Big Bang Theory and use evidence to support this theory as the origin of our universe. Students will investigate and compare galaxies, stars and solar systems know to us and discuss our own solar system and star. Students will also begin to understand the interrelatedness of the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and Earth’s atmosphere with each other in order to enable carbon and other matter to cycle through nature.

Year 10 Physical Sciences

Students will be able to investigate how energy is conserved within systems and to discuss and understand energy transfer and transformation, how they are similar and how they are different. Students will learn about the laws of physics and use these to predict how objects move and how their motion can be altered.