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*Science GCSE at The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form)

Course content

Year 10 Science (Core) - 1 GCSE

Year 11 Additional Science (1 GCSE) OR Additional Applied Science (1 GCSE)


Year 10

Pupils will study Science Core (1 GCSE) comprising 6 modules:

  • Human Biology
  • Evolution & Environment
  • Products from rocks
  • Energy & Electricity
  • Oils, Earth & Atmosphere
  • Radiation & the Universe


1. The 6 modules will each be assessed as 30 minute objective tests (75%), with two taken in November, March and June respectively.

2. Practical Skills assessment (25%)
a) One practical investigation carried out in a normal lesson time to collect data.
b) Investigative skills assessment - 45 minute test set by AQA using candidates own data. Followed by further questions related to provided data.

Year 11

In Year 11 most pupils will undertake either Additional Science or Additional Applied Science. Pupils considering studying Science at AS level will follow the Additional course. This course has an emphasis on explaining, theorising and modelling in Science. Assessment is by 3x45 minute papers of structured questions and a practical assessment as in the Core Science.

The Additional Applied Science emphasises procedural and technical knowledge of science practice. It is set in 3 vocational contexts: sports science, food science and forensic science. The assessment structure is 60% coursework and 40% on examined content.

Further information

Triple Science

This will be offered to a small group of pupils. They will complete aspects of the course in curriculum time and in sessions after school.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Westwood Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks