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GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics - Triple Award (Year 10 and 11)

Pupils need to check with their science teacher as to which science course they are following.

Course Overview

This GCSE course is assessed via exams and “required” practical work.  The practical work is carried out during the lesson in assessment conditions.  Triple award pupils gain three science qualifications, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Outcome: Two exams for each subject

GCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (3 separate GCSE’s)

Each exam is 1 Hour 45 minutes each, there are 6 in total.

Science Support After School

For Year 11 and Year 10 there is a compulsory lesson every Tuesday after school. Extra revision classes for each topic will take place before exams. These will be published and displayed in science laboratories.

Syllabus details

AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Assessment 

Six exam modules will be taken over two years. Each paper is worth 25% of that GCSE subject.

  • Biology x2 – 1 hour 45 minute exams
  • Chemistry x2 – 1 hour 45 minute exams
  • Physics x2 – 1 hour 45minute exams

Other information

Pupils who require individual support can speak to the Head of Department to arrange this.

GCSE Combined Science

Pupils need to check with their science teacher as to which science course they are following.

Course Overview

This GCSE course includes exams and required practical work.  The practical work is carried out in assessment conditions during the lessons.  All exams will take place at the end of Year 11.

Outcome: 6 exams , 2 biology , 2 physics, 2 chemistry each paper is 1 hour 15 minutes .

Science Support – After School

Revision classes for each topic will take place before exams.  These will be published and displayed in Science laboratories.

Syllabus details

AQA Triology  Science

Assessment - Examination papers

  • Chemistry x2 - 1 hour 15 minute exams
  • Biology   x2    - 1 hour 15 minute exams
  • Physics  x2 - 1 hour 15 minute exams

Recommended Revision book

CGP revision guide and revision cards- available from the science department (workbook and answer book)

Recommended Website

BBC Bitesize revision website- www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks4bitesize

Other information

Pupils who require individual support can speak to their science teacher or Head of Department.

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