Why study this course?
This course is for those who wish to follow a traditional academic curriculum. At the end of the two year course you will have 3 GCSEs, (GCSE Physics, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Biology).
What topics/will I learn?
The content builds on what students learn in GCSE combined science and includes additional material ideas.
How will I be assessed?
There are two examinations for each science so two papers for GCSE Biology, two papers for GCSE Chemistry and two papers for GCSE Physics. Each paper will be 1 hour 45 minutes in length.
Although there is no longer a coursework element to the final grade, practical work is still important. Each examination will contain (15% of the marks) questions that test practical skills, knowledge and understanding as well as investigative skills. Students will complete a series of core practicals throughout the two years to support this.
What will this course lead to after Key Stage 4?
This course can lead to any of the science A-levels; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
To find out more information:
Contact Nick Rowles, Head of Science.