Three GCSE grades at 1-9 (one for each science)
Foundation grades 1-5
Higher grades 4-9
The aims of this specification are to encourage students to:
These skills will then be assessed (20%) in the exams. Core practicals are carried out throughout the course to develop practical skills and application of principles.
Written exams are done in Year 11.
This course is for motivated and hard working students who have an enthusiasm and passion for Science and who are considering doing Science at A-level and/or persuing a career in Science. The course is taught through practical investigation wherever possible.
In addition to the 'core science' curriculum time, those students opting for Triple Science have an extra four hours per fortnight from one option block to cover the additional units required for the separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (Please see further explanation found under the 'Introduction' tab).
This qualification provides a solid and thorough background for pupils who wish to go on and study any Science at A-level, and at University if desired. It also develops pupils ability to research; investigate; carry out scientific practicals; collect, present and analyse data; work collaboratively in small groups, and relate their knowledge and understanding to unfamiliar situations. As such, it is a useful and interesting option even if you do not wish to pursue Science beyond GCSE.