Revision Guide – Combined Science Trilogy

SUBJECT: Combined Science Trilogy AQA 8464
EXAM BOARD AND CODE: AQA 8464
NUMBER OF PAPERS: 6
LENGTH OF PAPERS: 75 minutes each
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Black pen (and spare), pencil, eraser, ruler, calculator
WEBSITE LINK: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse


Topics to be revised

Biology paper 1 (topics 1-4)
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics

Biology paper 2 (topics 5-7)
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

Chemistry paper 1 (topics 8-12)
8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes

Chemistry paper 2 (topics 13-17)
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources

Physics paper 1 (topics 18-21)
18. Energy
19. Electricity
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure

Physics paper 2 (topics 22 – 24)
22. Forces
23. Waves
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism


Revision Tips

Use your revision guide and flash cards to help you learn

Use the mark schemes with the past papers to see what wording the examiners are looking for

Make sure you learn the equations before you take the exam. Most are not provided on the paper

Make a glossary to memorise the key definitions


Exam Hints

Learn key words

Read the question carefully and highlight question words to help you to consider what is being asked

Check how many marks a question is worth. If, for example, a question is worth 3 marks, be sure to make 3 valid points in your answer

Don’t forget to check through your paper after you have completed the questions to ensure that you are happy with your responses


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