For Key Stage 3 Science and Key Stage 4 D&T and Business Studies students

Key Stages 3 and 4 Curriculum Topic area: Science

Click a section below to see the curriculum content section references:

» Lipstick

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Light waves
  • the transmission of light through materials: absorption, diffuse scattering and specular reflection at a surface
  • colours and the different frequencies of light, white light and prisms (qualitative only); differential colour effects in absorption and diffuse reflection.
Cells and organisation
  • cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms, including how to observe, interpret and record cell structure using a light microscope
  • the functions of the cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • the hierarchical organisation of multicellular organisms: from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.

» Hair Styling Products

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Light waves
  • the transmission of light through materials: absorption, diffuse scattering and specular reflection at a surface
  • colours and the different frequencies of light, white light and prisms (qualitative only); differential colour effects in absorption and diffuse reflection.
Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes
  • heredity as the process by which genetic information is transmitted from one generation to the next.
Chemical reactions
  • defining acids and alkalis in terms of neutralisation reactions
  • the pH scale for measuring acidity/alkalinity; and indicators.

» Toothpaste

Topic Curriculum subject content references
The skeletal and muscular systems
  • the structure and functions of the human skeleton, to include support, protection, movement and making blood cells.
Nutrition and digestion
  • content of a healthy human diet: carbohydrates, lipids (fats and oils), proteins, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and water, and why each is needed
  • the tissues and organs of the human digestive system, including adaptations to function and how the digestive system digests food (enzymes simply as biological catalysts)
  • the importance of bacteria in the human digestive system.
Chemical reactions
  • defining acids and alkalis in terms of neutralisation reactions
  • the pH scale for measuring acidity/alkalinity; and indicators
  • reactions of acids with alkalis to produce a salt plus water.

» Face Wash

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Cells and organisation
  • cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms, including how to observe, interpret and record cell structure using a light microscope
  • the functions of the cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • the hierarchical organisation of multicellular organisms: from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.
Chemical reactions
  • defining acids and alkalis in terms of neutralisation reactions
  • the pH scale for measuring acidity/alkalinity; and indicators.

» Deodorant

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Cells and organisation
  • cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms, including how to observe, interpret and record cell structure using a light microscope
  • the functions of the cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • the hierarchical organisation of multicellular organisms: from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.

» Foundation

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Cells and organisation
  • cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms, including how to observe, interpret and record cell structure using a light microscope
  • the functions of the cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • the hierarchical organisation of multicellular organisms: from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.

Key Stage 4 Topic area: Design & Technology (Graphic Products and Resistant Materials)

The Bare Facts website can be used for Design and Technology (Graphic Products) and Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) GCSEs and BTECs. For example:

» Syllabus areas covered (Graphic Products)

OCR EdExcel AQA

2.1 Unit A531: Introduction to designing and making 7

2.2 Unit A533: Making quality products

Unit 1: Creative Design and Make Activities

Unit 2: Knowledge and Understanding of Graphic Products

3.1 Unit 1: Written paper (45501)

3.2 Unit 2: Design and making practice (45502)

» Syllabus areas covered (Resistant Materials)

OCR EdExcel AQA

2.1 Unit A561: Introduction to designing and making 7

2.2 Unit A563: Making quality products 9

2.3 Unit A565: Sustainability and technical aspects of designing and making

Unit 1: Creative Design and Make Activities

Unit 2: Knowledge and Understanding of Resistant Materials Technology

3.1 Unit 1: Written paper (45601)

3.2 Unit 2: Design and making practice (45602)


Key Stage 4 Topic area: Business Studies

The Bare Facts website can be used for the manufacturing and marketing sections of Business Studies GCSEs and BTEC. For example:

» Syllabus areas covered

OCR EdExcel AQA

Unit 2.1.1: Marketing

Unit 2.3: Production, finance and the external business environment

2.3.1: Using and managing resources to produce goods and services

3.1: Marketing

3.5: Marketing and customer needs