🎓 The Course

Students will study a combination of the three Sciences as listed below and will achieve 3 GCSE’s.

AQA GCSE Biology 8461

Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, Variation and Evolution & ecology.

AQA GCSE Chemistry 8462

Atomic structure and the periodic table, Bonding, structure and the properties of matter, Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes, Energy changes, The rate and extent of chemical change, Organic chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere & Using resources.

AQA GCSE Physics 8463

Forces, Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure, & Space physics.

Exam board: AQA

📝 Assessments

Students will take 6 exams at the end of Year 11, each 1 hour 45 minutes long. The exam papers will have equal weighting and will include multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

There will be 2 exams on each discipline of Science. There will be foundation and higher tiers but no mixed entries are allowed.

A total of 28 practical investigations must be completed and will be reflected in the final exams (10 in Biology, 8 in Chemistry and 10 in Physics).

A boy and a girl doing a science experiment with test tubes and pipettes

Subject Contact:

Mr. Wilkinson

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