Science is a core subject and must be studied by all students until they leave school. There are two routes of study at KS4 Science, both routes follow AQA specifications. These new science GCSE will be first examined in 2018.
- Separate science GCSEs ( 3 GCSEs)
- Combined Science GCSE- Trilogy (2 GCSEs)
In year 9 students will start their GCSE studies having spent the autumn term further developing the necessary practical & mathematical skills they require for KS4 science study. By the end of year 8 some students will have opted to study the separate sciences. The majority of students will continue studying combined science in years 9,10 & 11.
For more details on each of the GCSEs we offer including specification and assessment details, please use the links below.
GCSE Biology- http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461
GCSE Chemistry- http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462
GCSE Physics- http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
GCSE Combined science: Trilogy- http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464
Students will be placed in a set that reflects their ability in the subject and a range of assessments will be used to determine the most appropriate set.
Students are required to purchase three folders to keep their Science work in, one for each subject.
All qualifications are linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. There is no coursework.
All pupils will study the following subject topics. Those pupils studying separate science study each topic in more depth.
1. Cell biology
3. Infection and response
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism
25. Space (Separate science Physics only)