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Science Triple (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) - GCSE Option

Head of Department: - Mr J Dhesi
Examining Board: OCR (Gateway)

What Will I Study?

The Triple Science GCSE (Gateway Science) qualification provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Students are introduced to various key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and develop their understanding of how these ideas can help describe diverse and complex natural phenomena.

Students will study three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The course is ideal for those students who wish to extend their study of Science into greater breadth.

The course will encourage students to:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

What Skills Will I Develop?

 The course will encourage students to:

  • develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other learning environments
  • develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis
  • develop methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment consists of two examined papers for each Science (six in total) that are externally assessed. Students are entered for either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
Each paper carries an equal weighting of 50% for that tier of the qualification.
Each component has a duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

For more information please see the Science Learning Journey and Curriculum Overview.