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The Sciences at GCSE
The Park School offers students a choice between either a Combined Science GCSE (counting for two grades) or a triple science route where they can study three separate science GCSE subjects.
We are offering the AQA Combined Science Trilogy suite as this allows for the integrated teaching of its topics and practical work with the Biology, Physics and Chemistry qualifications as required. Assessment is based on end of year exam results. However, practical work is essential, so students will need to attend and complete a number of pre-selected practical activities during each course. While these will not be graded directly, the content and techniques learned will be assessed in the written exam papers.
Combined Science (New Dual Award - counts as two GCSE grades)
The AQA Combined Science (Trilogy) consists of 24 modules
Biology 1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. Bioenergetics 5. Homeostasis and response 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution 7. Ecology
Chemistry 8. Atomic structure & the periodic table 9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter 10. Quantitative chemistry 11. Chemical changes 12. Energy changes 13. The rate & extent of chemical change 14. Organic chemistry 15. Chemical analysis 16. Chemistry of the atmosphere 17. Using resources
Physics 18. Forces 19. Energy 20. Waves 21. Electricity 22. Atomic Structure 23. Particle model of matter 24. Magnetism & electromagnetism
Science (Separate) GCSE, AQA
AQA Separate Science GCSE courses (This corresponds to old 'Triple Science' where pupils study for three separate GCSE’s).
The amazing diversity and resourcefulness of life is explored in this integrated course.
- Cell biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
Bringing chemistry to life with clear content, minimal context and practical work at its heart.
- Atomic structure and the periodic table
- Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
- Quantitative chemistry
- Chemical changes
- Energy changes
- The rate and extent of chemical change
- Organic chemistry
- Chemical analysis
- Chemistry of the atmosphere
- Using resources
From the depths of space to the forces shaping our lives on Earth, discover them all in this exciting new physics specification.
- Magnetism & electromagnetism
- Particle model of matter
- Atomic structure
- Space Physics