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Lead teacher - Miss A Heath
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Qualification  -  GCSE (3 GCSES)
Level - Foundation tier (grades 9-4)
          - Higher tier (grades 9-4)
Lessons per fortnight - 13 (8 Core lessons, plus 5 from option block) 


Course Outline 

Biology includes:

  • Cell biology and Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry includes:

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere

Physics includes:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

The new specification focuses on application of this content to scientific investigation, ‘how science works’ ideas, mathematical skills and the quality of written English.

Exam Details 

Year 11 - 2 written papers for each Science (100%).

Each paper is out of 100 marks, has a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 50% of the GCSE in that subject. For example, the Biology GCSE grade is an accumulation from papers 1 and 2 in Biology.

All papers have a combination of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions.

Career Progression 

Students can go on to study AS / A levels in Biology, Chemistry and / or Physics, or, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Human Biology. This opens the door to possible careers in medicine, nursing, forensic science, veterinary science, sport, sciences and retail business, research, Architecture, Sports data analysis .

Science qualifications at GCSE level enable students to obtain places on apprenticeships in the building, cosmetic, hair and beauty, manufacturing and engineering industries.

Subject Links 

Science links well with Maths, ICT, Product Design, Psychology, Geography, Health and Social Care, Sports subjects and History. 


Further Requirements 

This course is only available to students who have an average points score of 105 or higher from their KS2 data.