Science GCSEs

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The Science courses emphasise explanations, theories and modelling in Science along with the role and implications of Science in society.  Students are given opportunities to develop their interest in Science and develop knowledge of how Science works.  In addition, they are able to develop their practical skills and skills in problem solving, researching, team-work, presenting data, analysis and evaluation skills. These skills are much desired in the world of work, as well being invaluable as part of the Science GCSE courses.

 

Content

 

Students can choose either:

  • GCSE Science (two GCSEs in total) or

  • Separate Sciences (three GCSEs in total)

 

Students who wish to study for three separate Science GCSE awards should choose Science as one of their subject options. This option is intended to provide excellent preparation for AS/A Level studies and will be of particular interest to anyone who aspires to a career in Science or a Science-related area.  Separate Sciences are offered to students who have a KS4 target of 6 or above or who have a target of a 5 but are predicted by their teacher to exceed this target.

Assessment

 

Courses are assessed through written exams only.  The GCSE course is linear and students will take all their written exams at the end of Year 11.

 

Progression

 

A variety of Science-related post GCSE courses can be considered.  In order to study A-levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, GCSEs at Grade 6 and above are normally the minimum requirement.  There is also a range of  vocational courses with a variety of different entry criteria.

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