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Year 9

Qualification: GCSE Combined Science/Physics Trilogy (9-1)

Science QAN Code: 601/8758/X, 601/8751/7

Exam Board: AQA

You will study the following topics

      1. Energy

      2. Electricity

      3. Particle model of matter

      4. Atomic structure

      5. Forces

      6. Waves

      7. Magnetism and electromagnetism

      8. Space physics (physics only)

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study Tasks

Autumn half term 2



There are 20 Question sheets available that test your knowledge on the Electricity topic.

Questions 1-8 are High demand;

Questions 9-16 are Medium demand;

Questions 17-20 are low demand.

  • 9PH1 & 9PH2 Should attempt all low demand, 3 medium demand and 2 high demand questions.
  • 9T1 &9T2 Should attempt all low demand, 2 medium demand and 1 high demand questions.
  • 9S1 & 9S2 Should attempt 3 low demand questions and 2 medium demand questions.

Spring half term 1



Particle Model    















Atomic structure

  •    While you study the Particle Model topic complete a minimum of  3 tasks from the list below
  1. Complete tasks on Density- See home study sheet 1
  2. Complete calculations on Density- See home study sheet 2
  3. Complete task looking at changes of state and how clothes dry in relation to the particle model- See home study sheet 3
  4. Produce a stop motion animation showing changes of state complete with a script showing your understanding of the particle model. – For further guidance see home study sheet 4
  5. More Density calculations- See home study sheet  5
  • While you study the Atomic Structure topic complete a minimum of 3 tasks from the list below
  1. Atomic Structure- complete home study worksheet 1 showing understanding of the principles of atomic structure.
  2. Research and be able to explain one way in which humans detect radiation- Use home study worksheet 2 to support you in this task.
  3. Research cosmic radiation and be able to explain whether the increased exposure to cosmic rays whilst flying is dangerous- Use home study work sheet 3 to support you in this task.
  4. Complete table of properties of radiation-use home study sheet 4
  5. Radioactive decay questions-Home study worksheet 5. A set of challenging questions on the radioactive decay topic.
  6. 6 Mark Q-Answer 6 Mark question on home study task 6 ppt.

Spring half term 2


  • While you study the forces topic complete at least 7 of the tasks below.
  1. Use the internet to research vectors and scalars. Write a list of vectors and a list of scalars. Describe the difference between vectors and scalars.
  2. List as many forces as you can remember. Put them under two headings- Contact Forces and Non Contact Forces.
  3. Complete the tasks on the worksheet Forces Task sheet 1
  4. Complete the tasks on the work sheet Forces Task Sheet 2
  5. Use this equation to calculate the weight of the following objects on Earth.
  • W = m x g
  • 25kg Box
  • 37kg table
  • 13kg shopping bag
  • 65kg person
  • Take gravity on Earth to be 10N/kg
  1. Find out the size of gravity on Jupiter and Pluto. Calculate the weight of the above objects if they were on Jupiter and Pluto.
  2. Calculate the resultant force acting in each situation on these worksheets.
  3. Forces task sheet 3
  4. Forces task sheet 4 
  5. Forces task sheet 5
  6. Complete the moments worksheet Forces task sheet 6
  7. Try these moments questions on Forces task sheet 7
  8. Complete the worksheet about speed and acceleration graphs Forces task sheet 8
  9. Complete the worksheet about motion graphs Forces task sheet 9
  10. Complete the worksheet about stopping distances Forces task sheet 10

Summer half term 1



While you study the Waves topic attempt at least 4 of the following home study tasks.

  1. Research the definition of these words. Write the words and meanings in a table.
  2. Transverse, longitudinal, wavelength, amplitude, oscillation, frequency, displacement, adjacent, compression, rarefaction.
  3. Make a crossword puzzle for a friend to solve using the words and definitions from the first task.
  4. Complete the extended writing task on Waves worksheet 1.
  5. Draw ray diagrams – remember the rules! Use Waves worksheet 2
  6. Calculate the frequency of the following waves using the equation F = 1/T
  • A wave with a time period of 3 s.
  • A wave with a time period of 0.005 s.
  • A wave with a time period of 9.0x10-15 s.
  • Now try rearranging the equation to calculate the time period of the waves
  1. What is the time period for a wave if the frequency is...
  • 450 Hz?
  • 19,500 Hz?
  • 0.01 Hz?
  1. Fill in the missing information about the electromagnetic spectrum on Waves worksheet 3
  2. Label the diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum with the information on Waves worksheet 4.

Summer half term 2









During your study of the Electromagnetism  topic you should complete 3 of the following  tasks

  1. Produce a design drawing for a children’s toy with at least four sections that can be attached to each other, for example the carriages of a train. Home study sheet 1 will help you
  2. Complete home study sheet 2 on magnetic fields.
  3. Complete home study sheet 3 on electromagnets
  4. Complete home study sheet 4 on applications of electromagnets

During your study of the Space topic you should complete all 3 of the tasks.

  1. Use the internet and the knowledge you gained in your lessons to describe the life cycle of a star using the Space worksheet 1.
  2. Complete the tasks about Red Shift on Space worksheet 2.
  3. Look at the poster Space worksheet 3a. This poster contains lots of information about evidence for the big bang. Use the information on the poster to help you complete the tasks on Space worksheet 3b.