Combined Science: Trilogy GCSE (Double Award)
This is a double-award resulting in each student being awarded two grades at the end of the course. The GCSE course will start being delivered during Year 9 and will continue through to the end of Year 11. The two grades awarded may be different and each will represent the combined results of examination in biology, chemistry and physics. The course covers a range of topics, some of which are quite abstract, others are directly applicable to everyday life but all will help understand how science and its applications are relevant in the real world. Success in this course will provide students with the knowledge base to continue studying the sciences at A-Level.
This is a linear course and all examinations are sat at the end of Year 11. There will be 6 exam papers, 2 biology, 2 chemistry and 2 physics. Each paper will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will be worth 16.7% of the final grade. Each paper will assess different topics and will comprise a range of question types, from multiple choice to open response.
Triple Award (New) Biology, Chemistry and Physics
These are awarded as 3 separate GCSEs, one in each of the stated sciences. All of the content covered in the Trilogy course is also covered in the separate sciences, however, additional topics are included which explore each subject in greater detail. All students will cover the same GCSE content throughout Year 9 with the additional topics being introduced at Year 10. Success in this course will provide students with the knowledge base to continue studying the sciences at A-Level. Students should discuss following triple science with their science teacher.
There will be 2 exam papers for each science. Each exam will be 1 hour 45 minutes in duration and will represent 50% of the final grade for that subject.