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 – Mr Kennedy – Dr Bodel

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:
• 2 Biology
• 2 Chemistry
• 2 Physics

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. 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.

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 – Mr Kennedy – Dr Bodel
The 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics 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.
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 2 GCSE’s:
• 2 Biology
• 2 Chemistry
• 2 Physics

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. 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.