Biology

Key Stage 4 GCSE Science

Specification:   AQA

Year 10 and Year 11:

Year 10 and 11 students follow the new AQA GCSE specification.

Those following the Trilogy science route will complete 6 exams at the end of year 11 (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics).  The qualification will be graded on a 17 point scale as follows: 1 - 1 to 9 - 9 where 9 - 9 is the best grade.

Those following the Separate science route will complete 6 exams at the end of year 11 (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics). They will achieve 3 GCSEs, one per subject, each graded 1 - 9, where 9 is the best grade.

There is no coursework aspect of this course.  Instead, students will complete required practicals which are integrated within the scheme of the work. The content and skills covered in these practicals will be tested in the final written assessments.

Further information about these qualifications can be found on the AQA website http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse

For further details please contact Mrs Goswell