Why study this course?
This course is suitable for students who will gain Capable or Expert at Key Stage 3, who have a real enthusiasm for science and who are likely to do at least one science subject at A-level. At the end of the two year course you will have 3 GCSEs, (GCSE Physics, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Biology).
What topics/will I learn?
|Biology 3||Chemistry 3||Physics 3|
|Control systems||Qualitative analysis||Radiation in treatment and medicine|
|Behaviour||Quantitative analysis||X-rays and ECG’s|
|Biotechnology||Electrolytic process||Production and uses of ionising radiation from radioactive sources|
|Organic chemistry||Motion of particles|
|Kinetic theory and gases|
The content builds on what students learn in GCSE Combined Science.
How will I be assessed?
There are two examinations for each science so two papers for GCSE Biology, two papers for GCSE Chemistry and two papers for GCSE Physics. Each paper will be 1 hour 45 minutes in length.
Although there is no longer a coursework element to the final grade, practical work is still important. Each examination will contain (15% of the marks) questions that test practical skills, knowledge and understanding as well as investigative skills. Students will complete a series of core practicals throughout the two years to support this.
What will this course lead to after Key Stage 4?
This course can lead to any of the science A-levels; Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Science.
To find out more information:
Contact Nick Rowles, Head of Science firstname.lastname@example.org