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Triple Science

GCSE Triple Science gives students a good knowledge of Science by studying units extensively from each of the sciences. It is more suitable for students of higher abilities due to the academic demands of the course. Any student thinking of studying a science based subject post 16 should consider choosing Triple Science as it gives an excellent grounding.

 


The Course

The course is split into the three discrete sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each science is taught by a specialist in that subject.

The course is allocated 12 hours of lesson time a fortnight (4 hours per subject).


Assessment

All three sciences will be tested separately throughout the two years with external summer exams and a practical assessment. All exams are 1 hour 45 minutes and worth 80 marks.

 

Biology Chemistry Physics
Year 10

External Summer Exam

Cells, Organ Systems and Ecosystems

 

 

45%

Chemical substances, Reactions and Essential Resources

 

45%

Electricity, Energy and Waves

 

 

45%

Year 11 External Summer Exam Variation, Homeostasis and Micro-Organisms

 

45%

Chemical Bonding and Organic Chemistry

 

45%

Forces, Space and Radioactivity

 

45%

Year 11 Practical Exam Two Sections carried out in class

 

10%

Two sections carried out in class

 

10%

Two sections carried out in class

 

10%


Progression

If you’re already thinking about university and careers and are interested in science-based degrees and jobs then it is definitely worth considering taking Separate Science GCSEs. Most top universities prefer applicants for Science subjects to have taken the Triple Award option at GCSE.