Key Stage 4 GCSE Science
Year 10 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 GCSE's 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.
Year 11 Key Stage 4 scientists follow the old AQA GCSE specification. Those on the double award route will achieve 2 GCSE's, core science and additional science. Those on the triple award route will achieve 3 GCSE's in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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 Mr Garvey