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Science (Dual Award) GCSE at Warlingham School

Course description

The double award scheme has been developed by the AQA Syllabus. The course demonstrates the relevance of science to modern day life. It is suitable for students of all abilities and allows students to study science through and enquiring, investigative approach. The course is divided into twelve modules; six in Year 10 and six in Year 11. They are divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Year 10 units Human Biology Evolution and Environment Products from Rocks, Oil, Earth & Atmosphere Energy and Electricity Radiation and the Universe Year 11 units Applied Science Additional Science How will I be assessed? The six modules in Year 10 are tested on dates set by the examination board. The first two modules are tested in late November , the second two in early March and the final two in June . The actual dates will be given to parents early in the Autumn Term of Year 10. Each test has two sections; Foundation and Higher, and pupils choose (using advice from their teachers) which one to complete. The Foundation paper covers grades C to G and the Higher paper covers grades A* to D. The practical investigations are assessed during Years 10 and 11. The final examination at the end of Year 11 is taken at either Foundation or Higher level (each option covers a different range of grades).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years