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Science (Triple award) GCSE at Warlingham School

Course description

The separate sciences scheme has been developed by the AQA Examination Board. The courses demonstrate the relevance of the science to modern day life and are aimed at students who are considering one of more sciences beyond GCSE (at least Level 6). The three sciences are studied separately but they are examined in exactly the same way. Each course is suited to students of high ability and allows students to study Sciences through an enquiring, investigative approach. Each course is divided into six modules, three in Year 10 and three in Year 11. These are the Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics: Biology Units Chemistry Units Physics Units Inheritance & SelectionPatterns of Chemistry Forces Humans as OrganismsStructures Waves Environment Metals Energy Maintenance of Life Earth Materials Electricity Moving and Feeding Aqueous & Organic ChemistryForces and Motion Biology in Action Chemistry in ActionPhysics in Action How will I be assessed? Module Tests 30% Practical Investigations 20% Final Examination50% The nine modules in Year 10 are tested on dates set by the examination board. The first two modules are tested in late November, the next three in early March and the final four 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. It is assumed the vast majority will take the Higher tier. The practical investigations are assessed during Years 10 and 11. The final examination at the end of Year 11 in June 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