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Combined Science

Combined Science

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Mr McMahon
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  AQA
TEACHERS:

Mr McMahon (Head of Science)
Mrs Hooper (Second in Department)
Miss Dewhurst ( Lead Practitioner  in Science)
Mr Bowden
Mrs Delaney
Mr McAuliffe
Miss Towli
Miss Watts

Course Outline

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 six 75-minute 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 at the end of Year 11.

Grading will follow the 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. In 2011, the Science Council commissioned a report that showed 20% of the workforce is employed in science roles, a total of 5.8 million people.

There are 1000’s of careers ……here are some: Doctor, Vet, Science Teacher, Astronaut, Aeronautical engineer, Biomedical engineer, Civil engineer, Chemical engineer, Electrical engineer, Petrochemical engineer, Mechanical engineer, Computational scientist, Statistician, Forensic scientist, Government scientist, Healthcare science, Inventor, Psychologist, Research fellow, Biologist, Biomedical scientist, Botanist, Herpetologist, Medical laboratory scientist. Microbiologist, Neuroscientist, Clinical pharmaceutical scientist, Zoologist, Archaeologist, Astronomer, Biochemist, Chemist, Ecologist, Oceanographer, Palaeontologist, Pathologist, Chemist, Physicist, Geologist, Petroleum geologist…….and many more

* 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)
Mrs Hooper (Second in Department)
Miss Dewhurst (Lead Practitioner in Science)
Mr Bowden
Mrs Delaney
Mr McAuliffe
Miss Towli
Miss Watts

Course Outline

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 six 105-minute 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 at the end of Year 11.

Grading follows the 9-1 system and 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. In 2011, the Science Council commissioned a report that showed 20% of the workforce is employed in science roles, a total of 5.8 million people.

There are 1000’s of possible careers ……here are some: Doctor, Vet, Science Teacher, Astronaut, Aeronautical engineer, Biomedical engineer, Civil engineer, Chemical engineer, Electrical engineer, Petrochemical engineer, Mechanical engineer, Computational scientist, Statistician, Forensic scientist, Government scientist, Healthcare science, Inventor, Psychologist, Research fellow, Biologist, Biomedical scientist, Botanist, Herpetologist, Medical laboratory scientist. Microbiologist, Neuroscientist, Clinical pharmaceutical scientist, Zoologist, Archaeologist, Astronomer, Biochemist, Chemist, Ecologist, Oceanographer, Palaeontologist, Pathologist, Chemist, Physicist, Geologist, Petroleum geologist…….and many more

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