Exam Dates

Y10

Examinations in all three sciences during the school exam weeks.

Y11

Mock examinations in January.

All final examinations in the scheduled examination tametable

 

 

Teaching of the course will strt in Year 9 in all threes sciences. This is to ensure that the full GCSE course is covered.

In both Y10 and Y11, there will be ten or eleven periods of science per fortnight, with biology, chemistry and physics being taught separately by specialist staff. Pupils will be set according to their ability, demonstrated by their performance in Key Stage 3. 

We currently study the EDEXCEL GCSE Science courses. Students will be prepared for the three separate Science GCSE examinations on a higher tier. Student progress will be monitored closely and their examination entry can be adjusted to allow them to achieve their best result. we have the options of foundation tier entry in one or more subject and aklso Doubvle award at both a higher and foundation tier.

The specifications for the courses can be accessed on the EDEXCEL website using the following course codes -
Biology - 1BI0
Chemistry - 1CH0
Physics - 1PH0
Science (Double Award) - 1SC0

Assessment Objectives and weightings
In the examination, students will be tested on the following areas:

  AO1 Knowledge and understanding (40%)
  AO2  Application of knowledge and understanding (40%)
  AO3  Analysis information and Ideas( 20-%)

BIOLOGY

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

Respiration

Cell Division

Plant Transport

More Hormones

Enzymes

Nervous System

Circulatory systems

Nutrient Cycles and feeding Humans

Ecosystems

CHEMISTRY

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

Crude oil and Burning Fuels

Moles 

Cracking, Alkenes and Polymerisation

Energetics and Equlibria 

Metals

Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids 

Periodic Table

Electrolysis 

Ionic and Covalent Bonding

 Acids and Alkalis

 PHYSICS

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

Materials

Radioactivity

Waves

Mains Electricity

Energy Resources

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Motion

Electricity

Further Light

GPE/KE

Solar System

Charge

Electromagnetism

Nuclear Power

Momentum

Force and Motion

Gas Laws