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GCSE Science (Triple) Chemistry at Acland Burghley School

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Science: Triple Requirements: NC level 6 or better Triple Science-Biology GCSE, Chemistry GCSE and Physics GCSE This course is designed for more able and enthusiastic scientists. In the future after completing GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics you can go onto study Science A level courses. This can lead to careers in Electronics, Aerospace, Forensics, Healthcare and Medicine, Engineering, the Oil and Chemical Industry or Environmental Science. What skills will I develop? This course provides a rigorous approach and an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of science explanations and how science works. In addition, students learn about professional scientists, their discoveries and their roles in Science in the 21st century. What will I be studying? This course will lead to 3 separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This course is presented as 21 modules which include: You and Your Genes, Air Quality, The Earth in the Universe, Keeping Healthy, Material Choices, Radiation and Life, Life on Earth, Food Matters , Radioactive Materials, Chemical Patterns, Explaining Motion, Growth and Development, Chemicals of the Natural Environment, Electric Circuits, Brain and Mind, Chemical Synthesis and the Wave Model of Radiation, Biology Across the Environment, Chemistry for a Sustainable World and Observing the Universe. The course structure Students learn the content as three separate subjects over two years. The course is taught by 3 teachers who all specialise in their field. Practical work is integral in each module that will contribute towards the coursework components. How will I be assessed? The final GCSE grades are awarded separately, one GCSE for each course: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The final GCSEgrades will depend on studentperformance in the exams and coursework components. Exams: 3 exams per subject (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) plus a coursework piece for each. 2 of the 3 exams per subject are 40 minutes long and worth 16.7%, and 1 is an hour worth 33.3%. Coursework: Coursework is worth 33.3%. Head of Department: Ms Murtoff

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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