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Science

Year 10 (Higher)

Tute’s team of experienced teachers have planned our lessons to work alongside what students are studying in school; to enable catch-up, to consolidate something that was difficult to master in class or to help revise for exams. To make is easy to choose lessons for different subjects, year groups and levels, we have organised lessons into topics that are fully aligned with the National Curriculum ensuring a comprehensive coverage of the curriculum that makes sense!

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Biology: Organisation Part 1


The Organisation Part 1 topic begins by looking at levels of organisation, from cells to organ systems We define what a tissue is and describe how cells multiple, before examining the functions of the major plant and animal organs We cover the digestive system in detail, looking at its components, its structure and function. Enzymes play a major role in digestion and we discuss the various roles of enzymes, through the use of models of enzyme action and explore factors that affect enzyme rates We also take a focused look at the circulatory system and the structure of blood vessels.

Tissues, organs and organ systems

To define what a tissue is and describe how cells multiply, to recall the names and functions of the major plant and animal organs and to identify some organ systems and describe their functions.

The digestive system

To recall the organs of the digestion system and to explain the role of the organs in digestion.

Enzymes and digestion

To describe some of the roles of enzymes, to explain the lock and key model of enzyme action and to describe how enzymes are involved in digestion.

Enzymes and rates

To describe the effect of temperature on enzyme action, to explain what happens when an enzyme denatures and to describe the effect of pH on enzyme action.

The circulatory system

To list the components of the circulatory system, to describe the passage of blood through the heart, and to answer some exam paper questions on the heart.

Blood vessels

To describe the structures and functions of arteries, veins and capillaries and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of artificial valves and heart transplants.

Biology: Organisation Part 2


Organisation Part 2 continues on from Part 1 and begins by looking at the components of blood and how we classify blood groups. Factors affecting health, such as inheritance and lifestyle choices are discussed in this topic. We look at the causes and prevention of diseases such as cancer and describe some developments in treatments in the 21stcentury.We finish the topic by looking at organisation in plants. This includes their transport systems, a recap of where osmosis and active transport occur within plants and a look at the structure and adaptations of plant leaves.

Blood

To describe the components of blood and how we classify blood groups.

Factors affecting health

To explain how to assess and reduce weight, to describe how inheritance affects your health and to explain what cholesterol is and describe the risks it presents.

Lifestyle choices

To recap the effects of different types of drugs, to describe the health risks associated with smoking and alcohol and to explain the possible side effects of some illegal drugs.

Cancer

To list some of the causes of cancer, to explain how we can treat and prevent cancer and to describe some developments in 21stcentury health.

Transport in plants

To recap knowledge of osmosis and use it to answer an exam question, to describe active transport and to explain why plants need it and how plants absorb water and nutrients and transport them.

Leaf structure and adaptations

To label the structure of a basic plant cell and a leaf, to describe the functions of the major leaf structures and to explain how and where starch is stored in plants and where it is used.

Physics: Energy Part 1


The Energy topic begins by recapping KS3 knowledge of energy types before moving on to look at energy transfers.
We draw simple energy-transfer diagrams showing changes in energy.
We pay particular attention to kinetic, elastic potential and gravitational potential energy and provide opportunities to practice calculations such as work done, power and energy efficiency. We complete Part 1 by taking a look at specific heat capacity, we explain the difference between heat and temperature and recall the factors that affect the energy needed to change the temperature of a substance.

KS3 Forms of energy revision

To describe energy before and after a change, to explain what we mean by ‘wasted energy’ and to describe some energy changes.

Energy transfer

To state and describe the different forms of energy, to draw simple energy-transfer diagrams showing changes in energy and to describe energy transfers involving gravitational, kinetic and energy by heating.

Kinetic and elastic potential energy

To state what the kinetic energy of an object depends on, to calculate kinetic energy and to explain what elastic potential energy is.

Gravitational potential energy

To describe what the gravitational potential energy of an object depends on, to explain what happens to the GPE of an object when it moves up or down and to calculate the change in GPE of an object when it moves up or down.

Work

To define what we mean by work, to calculate work done using an equation and to apply knowledge of work.

Specific heat capacity

To explain the difference between heat and temperature, to recall the factors that affect the energy needed to change the temperature of a substance and to apply the concepts of specific heat capacity.

Physics: Energy Part 2


In Energy Part 2 we begin by defining power and calculating energy efficiency of an appliance in terms of power. We evaluate how to save energy by discussing useful and wasted energy and explain what happens when heat escapes to the surroundings. The topic concludes by exploring both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and how the electricity provided by these can be distributed by the National Grid.

Electrical power

To define power and state the unit it is measured in and to calculate the power and efficiency of an appliance in terms of power.

Saving energy

To describe the different ways heat can be lost from a house, to describe and evaluate the effectiveness of methods of insulation and to calculate energy efficiency and be able to use Sankey diagrams.

Useful and wasted energy

To identify useful and wasted energy in transfers, to explain what happens when heat escapes to the surroundings and to calculate the efficiency of some systems.

Non-renewable energy sources

To describe the stages that take place to generate electricity, to define the advantages and disadvantages of using fossil fuels to generate electricity and to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power in comparison with fossil fuels.

Renewable energy sources

To define what renewable energy resources are, to explain how renewable resources generate electricity and to describe the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy sources.

The National Grid

To describe what the National Grid is and to explain the role of transformers and review generating electricity.

Chemistry: Bonding, structure and the properties of matter -Part 1


This topic begins by looking at ionic bonding and how we represent them in diagrams and chemical formulae.
We then look at covalent bonding in simple molecular compounds and how it compares with ionic bonding. The properties of metals are often affected by the way they bond together so we look at this before moving on to both giant ionic and covalent structures and investigating how their properties are determined by the bonds they form.

Ionic Bonding

To describe how ionic bonds are formed, to draw diagrams to represent ionic bonds and to predict the ionic compounds formed from given elements.

Formulae of ionic compounds

To recap different arrangements of atoms and to work out formulas of compounds.

Covalent bonding

To show covalent bonding in simple molecular compounds and to compare and contrast ionic and covalent bonding.

Metallic bonding

To list the properties of metals and to explain the bonding in metals.

Giant ionic structures

To recap ionic bonding, to apply how bonding impacts on properties and to explain how the bonding in diamond is translated into its properties.

Giant covalent structures

To explain how the bonding in graphite is translated into its properties and to explore new structures such as graphene and fullerenes.

Chemistry: Bonding, structure and the properties of matter - Part 2


During Bonding, structure and the properties of matter Part 2 we move on to look at the reactivity series, including the reactions of halogens and the reactions of metals. This includes a look at displacement reactions and practice at writing balanced word and symbol equations for some of the reactions. We focus on states of matter and what happens during a change of state and then finish the topic by looking at how polymers are made and used, and apply the particle model to explain different properties of alloys.

Reactions of halogens

To summarise the reactions with metals and non-metals, to describe displacement reactions and to compare and contrast group 1 & 7 in relation to their electronic structure.

Metals and the reactivity series

To list some properties of metals and compare these to non-metals, to explain what the reactivity series is and how we can use it to make predictions and to write some word equations for the reactions of metals.

States of matter introduction

To explain the properties associated with states and link these properties to the different states.

Changing state

To describe how the atoms are arranged in solids, liquids and gases and to describe what happens when a material changes state in terms of energy.

Polymers

To define what a polymer is, to explain how polymers are made and to describe how polymers are used.

Alloys

To describe how alloys make metals more useful and to apply the particle theory in explaining the difference in properties.

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