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All pupils will study a minimum of Combined Science GCSE, some pupils can
choose to opt to study GCSEs in the separate Sciences. Pupils will be following
the AQA Syllabus for all courses. All courses consist of 100% examination.
Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) GCSEs
This pathway is designed to meet the needs of pupils who are considering an
academic pathway in the future, and likely to include A level study in Science
disciplines. This involves more Science teaching than the Combined Science
option, and therefore requires pupils to opt to study ‘Triple Science’, if pupils
choose this option they will achieve three GCSEs. ‘Triple Science’ includes the
same material which is covered in the Combined Science modules, but with extra
content to extend the pupils’ studies. This is all examined at the end of year 11,
consisting of 6 x 1hour 45 minute exams; two Biology, two Chemistry and two
Physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from
distinct topic areas. There is no longer any coursework in Science GCSEs, all
practical work will be examined via the final exam papers, of which there are
twenty eight compulsory practical's (across the disciplines) that will be taught to
pupils, any of which will appear in the final exam papers.
Combined Science GCSE —Trilogy
This pathway leads to pupils gaining a qualification worth two GCSEs. The course
consists of each of the threes Science disciplines, Biology, Chemistry and
Physics, each of which are examined at the end of year 11, consisting of 6 x
1hour 15 minute exams; two Biology, two Chemistry and two Physics. Each of the
papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas. There
is no longer any coursework in Science GCSEs, all practical work will be exam-
ined via the final exam papers, of which there are twenty one compulsory
practical's that will be taught to pupils, any of which will appear in the final exam
papers.
Core curriculum—GCSE Science
Dream, Believe, Achieve
GUIDED CHOICES 2017—2020
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