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Year 10

Year 10

Students will work towards qualifications in either Separate Sciences (3 GCSEs) or Combined Science (2 GCSEs). A small number of students will complete the Entry Level Science certificate.

Course specification

Combined Science   AQA             8464            GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy)            

Separate Sciences   AQA             8461            GCSE Biology

                             AQA             8462            GCSE Chemistry

                             AQA             8463            GCSE Physics

Entry Level             AQA             5960             Entry Level Certificate

Weightings and deadlines

Both Combined Science and Separate Sciences are assessed through terminal examinations which take place in May / June 2018.  

Combined Science (Trilogy)

6 terminal examinations (2x Biology, 2x Chemistry and 2x Physics).

Each paper is 1hr 15mins long and is worth 16.7%

Separate Sciences  

2 Biology terminal papers (each one is 1 hr 45mins, worth 50% each)

2 Chemistry terminal papers (each one is 1 hr 45mins, worth 50% each)

2 Physics terminal papers (each one is 1 hr 45mins, worth 50% each)

Entry Level

3 externally set assignments (ESAs) worth 57% and 3 teacher set assignments (TSAs)

worth  43%

Useful websites:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science               www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize               www.kerboodle.com (virtual textbook)

Contact:

Head of Science:    Mr  Scott       c.scott@parkhighstanmore.org.uk