2018 - 2019
Course Content & Assessment
We have a staff comprising of thirteen teachers, three technicians and a teaching assistant. Amongst the team there are specialist teachers in the three traditional Sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics and teachers with experience of various aspects of Applied Science. This is reflected in the courses offered at GCSE and Post 16.The broad spectrum of staff specialisms coupled with a high level of ICT skills have led to a Science curriculum that encompasses a range of learning styles and encourages students to develop skills that encourage them to examine the world around them.
GCSE Triple Science goes beyond Combined Science and allows you to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in greater breadth and depth. At the end of the course you will receive three separate GCSE, one in each subject.
For those students who have a healthy curiosity of the scientific world and how it works, then triple science GCSEs are recommended.
The aim of the course is to:
· Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
· Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science
· Develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem solving skills · Develop the ability to evaluate claims based on Science through critical analysis
What skills will I develop?
Science teaches you to think in a structured, logical way and use this to communicate complex ideas. You will apply techniques that you have learnt in maths to real measurements in order to solve scientific problems, as well as gaining skills in analysing and interpreting data. Practical work is also an important part of science and you will learn to use new equipment and techniques to take accurate measurements in the 21 required practicals you must complete.
100% written examination, students will sit six 1h 45min exams.
2x Biology papers 2X Chemistry Papers 2x Physics Papers
I chose Triple Science because it developed more opportunities to study the sciences at a higher level. I have always been interested in the world around me and Triple Science has allowed me to explore this further. Triple Science can be difficult at times but is a fun and enjoyable subject. We complete lots of practical work which enables me to learn and understand things in a different way. I have really enjoyed the heart and lung dissections we have done this year.
Rebecca Cuddy – Wessex House
Entry Criteria & Progression
We offer all three of the sciences at A-Level with the following entry requirements: - A-Level Biology – 7 in GCSE Biology, 6 in GCSE Maths, 6 in GCSE English
A-Level Chemistry – 7 in GCSE Chemistry 6 in GCSE Maths, 6 in GCSE English
A-Level Physics – 7 in GCSE Combined Physics, 7 in GCSE Maths, 5 in GCSE English