Science

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Key Stage 4 Overview

GCSE Science is compulsory in Years 10 and 11.

Pupils currently in Year 10

During the Year 9 Programme of Study, a series of assessments are carried out to measure progress and attainment. These assessments are also used to help inform us which Science set would be most appropriate for your child to be placed in during Year 10. Your child will be carefully placed so that they will achieve the very best they can in Science.

 

The Pearson Edexcel  GCSE (9–1) in Combined Science consists of six externally examined papers (70 mins each).

The exams consist of a  mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer

questions, calculations and extended open-response questions.

These are available at foundation tier and higher tier.

Students must complete all assessments in the same tier.

Students must complete all assessment in May/June of Year 11.

 The exam specifications and further information can be found here:

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

 

 The Pearson Edexcel  GCSEs (9–1) in Individual Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

The Pearson Edexcel  GCSEs (9–1) in Biology, Chemistry and Physics consist of two

externally-examined papers per subject (95 mins each).

These are available at foundation tier and higher tier.

The exams consist of a  mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer

questions, calculations and extended open-response questions.

 

 The exam specifications and further information can be found here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

 

Details of the Summer Exam dates can be found here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/Support/Examination-timetables/7736-GCSE-June-2016-final.pdf

 

Revision guides and workbooks are available to purchase from the department and are intended to support pupil progress.

Regular assessment and homeworks are focused on exam technique and practice with additional past paper resources available from class teachers.

There is an expectation that pupils will regularly review their classwork and build on their knowledge and understanding throughout the year.

 

Pupils currently in Year 11

 

Pupils who have not opted for Individual sciences GCSEs will prepare for 2 GCSEs during Years 10 and 11. They will have already sat their GCSE Science exams at the end of Year 10. They will sit their GCSE Additional Science exams at the end of Year 11.

EDEXCEL GCSE Additional Science (exams to be sat in May / June of Year 11)

B2 (Biology) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
C2 (Chemistry) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
P2 (Physics) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
Controlled assessment task - carried out in class time (25%)

 

Pupils who have opted for Individual Sciences GCSEs will prepare for 3 GCSEs during Years 10 and 11. They will not have sat any of their Individual Science exams yet. They will sit their GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in May /June of Year 11.  They will sit the following exams in May / June of Year 11

B1 (Biology) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
C1 (Chemistry) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
P1 (Physics) Exam 60 minutes (25%)

B2 (Biology) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
C2 (Chemistry) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
P2 (Physics) Exam 60 minutes (25%)

B3 (Biology) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
C3 (Chemistry) Exam 60 minutes (25%)
P23(Physics) Exam 60 minutes (25%)

 

The exam specifications and further information can be found here:http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Details of the Summer Exam dates can be found here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/Support/Examination-timetables/7736-GCSE-June-2016-final.pdf

 

Remember, your child's class teachers are always available to offer help and advice - please just ask!

 

GCSE Results 2016
GCSE Addit. Science 89.3% (A* - C)
GCSE Further Addit. Science 85.5% (A* - C)

Staff

Mr S Caygill 
Curriculum Leader
Mr S Ashworth
Assistant Curriculum Leader
Mr A Collins
Mr J Cox
Ms L Farrelly (Acting Assistant Curriculum Leader)
Mr P Lockyer
Mr B Boylan
Mrs S Brookes
Mr P Hobbs
 

Links

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Key Stage 3 Overview

Learning Programmes

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

GCSE Science

GCSE Science Physics

GCSE Science Chemistry

GCSE Science Biology

Year 11

GCSE Additional Science

GCSE Science Physics

GCSE Science Chemistry

GCSE Science Biology