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Y8 Options- Triple Science

TRIPLE SCIENCE – GCSE Option

 

Head of Department:

Biology:      Mr Dhesi

Chemistry: Mrs Flint

Physics:      Mr Rae

Examining Board:

OCR

 

We strongly recommend that Triple Science is most suitable for band A or B students.

What Will I Study?

Students will three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and is ideal if students wish to extend their study of Science in greater breadth and depth.

Biology and Chemistry students will cover six topics and a practical skills topic and in Physics, students will study eight topics and a practical skills topic.

 

Biology Paper 1

Biology Paper 2

Cell level systems           

Community level systems

Scaling up

Interaction between systems

Organism level Systems

Global challenges

Practical skills understanding

With assumed knowledge of the topics in Paper 1

 

Practical skills understanding

 

Chemistry Paper 1

Chemistry Paper 2

Particles

Predicting and identifying reactions and products

Elements, compounds and mixtures

Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions

Chemical reactions

Global challenges

Practical skills understanding

With assumed knowledge of the topics in Paper 1

 

Practical skills understanding

 

Physics Paper 1

Physics Paper 2

Matter

Waves

Forces

Radioactivity

Electricity

Energy

Magnetism

Global Challenges

Practical skills understanding

With assumed knowledge of the topics in Paper 1

 

Practical skills understanding

 

What Skills Will I Develop?

Develop scientific skills, process information in a structured and logical way.

Apply techniques learnt in mathematics to collect measurements to analyse and interpret data.

Practical skills, using equipment and techniques to take accurate measurements.

Problem solving skills.

 

How Will I Be Assessed?

Two exams, of 1 hour & 45 minutes in each subject.

Each exam is for 50% of the total mark for each science subject.

Students may be entered for the Foundation or the Higher level. 

 

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