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Science

Course Description
 
GCSE 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  
 
B123 Biology exam = 25%
C123 Chemistry exam = 25%
P123 Physics exam = 25%
Case Study coursework = 12.5%
Practical Data Analysis coursework = 12.5%
 
Additional Science 
 
Course Description

 
GCSE Additional Science uses different contexts torelate science concepts to their applications. Focusing on scientific explanations and models, it gives students an insight into how scientists help develop our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. GCSE Additional Science provides distinctive and relevant experience for learners who wish to progress to Level 3 qualifications.
 
Assessment  
 
B456 Biology exam = 25%
C456 Chemistry exam = 25%
P456 Physics exam = 25%
Practical Investigation coursework = 25%
 
GCSE Physics 
 
Course Description

 
GCSE Physics uses different contexts to relate science concepts to their applications. Focusing on scientific explanations and models, it gives students an insight into how scientists help develop our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. GCSE Physics provides distinctive and relevant experience for learners who wish to progress to Level 3 qualifications.
 
Assessment  
P123 exam = 25%
P456 exam = 25%
P7      exam = 25%
Practical Investigation coursework = 25%
 

For more information, please contact:

Claire Hunt, Acting Deputy Headteacher on 0161 499 0000.



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