Science

 

COMBINED SCIENCE

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Mr McMahon
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:
Mr McMahon (Head of Science) – Mr Dolan (Second in Department) – Ms Towli (Lead Practioner in Science) – Mr Bowden – Mrs Murray

 

GCSE Combined Science emphasises scientific literacy – the knowledge and understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics which candidates need to engage, as informed citizens, with science based issues. This course uses contemporary, relevant contexts of interest to candidates, which can be approached through a range of teaching and learning activities.

Assessment

There are 6 exam papers which will result in 2 GCSE’s (GCSE Combined Science):
• 2 Biology exams • 2 Chemistry exams • 2 Physics exams.
This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit their exams at the end of the course.

Grading will follow the new 9-1 system and as the course is worth 2 GCSE’s each student will receive a double grade (e.g. 6-5).

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: GCE A Level Biology GCE A Level Chemistry GCE A Level Physics

There are hundreds of science based degrees that can be studied at University including Medicine, Engineering and Computing.

The Science Sector is one of the largest and most important in the UK. There are more than 900,000 workers in the UK Science
Industry, according to the 2011 Cogent Annual Report.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.

 

 

 

BIOLOGY / CHEMISTRY / PHYSICS

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Mr McMahon
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:
Mr McMahon (Head of Science) – Mr Dolan (Second in Department) – Ms Towli (Lead Practioner in Science)
Mr Bowden – Mrs Murray
 
 
The 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics emphasise scientific literacy – the knowledge and understanding of Science which candidates need to engage, as informed citizens, with science based issues. This course uses contemporary, relevant contexts of interest to candidates, which can be approached through a range of teaching and learning activities.
 
The Separate Science Course will result in students gaining 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 
 
Assessment
 
There are 6 exam papers which will result in 3 separate GCSEs (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics)
• 2 Biology exams • 2 Chemistry exams • 2 Physics exams.
 
 
This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit their exams at the end of the course.
 
 
Grading follows the  9-1 system.
 
Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.
 
 
Higher Education Courses/Careers
 
 
Sixth Form: GCE A Level Biology GCE A Level Chemistry GCE A Level Physics
 
 
There are hundreds of science based degrees that can be studied at University including Medicine, Engineering and Computing.
 
 
The Science Sector is one of the largest and most important in the UK. There are more than 900,000 workers in the UK Science Industry, according to the 2011 Cogent Annual Report.
 
 
* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.