Science at Wollaston School
GCSE Science involves the study of: • Living Processes and Living Things (Biology) • Materials and their Properties (Chemistry) • Physical Processes (Physics) The Double award Science course leads to two GCSE grades. At the end of the course pupils will receive two grades from A*A* to GG. They study 12 modules of work, with the first six modules completed by May in Year 10. As pupils are tested throughout the course it is essential that pupils are present at school when module tests are due and that parents let us know if there are any extenuating circumstances, which mean that their child is unable to be present on a particular test date. Parents can also support their children’s work by ensuring that they have access to a quiet area to work wherever possible and by keeping us informed of problems, which may affect work in school. Coursework Requirements 30% of the pupils GCSE marks are gained from module tests at the end of each module and 20% from the coursework carried out as part of the teaching modules. The final 50% of a pupil’s grade is from two written examination papers in the June of Year 11. Much of the coursework is carried out in school during Science lessons, as it requires access to practical apparatus and advice from Science teachers, however the coursework may be written up at home before being handed in to the class teacher. Pupils should have completed a minimum of two pieces of coursework by the end of Year 10 and may complete another two or three pieces before the end of Year 11. The best pieces of work are submitted to the examination board as part of the GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wollaston School directly.