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Science Team

Autumn Term

This term in Science the students will be given the opportunity to discover more about themselves and the world around them. It will enable them to demonstrate and build on their knowledge from KS2. They will study science in two paths – biology and phys/chem.

In BIOLOGY they will move look at what the body is made of giving them an understanding of their own body and how it works. They will be studying cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. This will be directly related to how they can stay healthy. Following half term they will study the cardiovascular system with a focus on anatomy and physiology. They will be given the opportunity to dissect a heart to identify the different parts. Again a major focus will be health and how to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

In PHYS/CHEM they will be also looking at what things are made of and how things are classified in science. This will build on their knowledge from KS2 and introduce them to more scientific terminology for everyday phenomena around them. They will be able to identify a state of matter, describe how it changes and the differences between pure substances and mixtures. As well as this they will gain experience in identifying risks, hazards and control methods in practical work and also develop a clear understanding of common equipment used and how to gather accurate measurements.

Autumn Term

This term in Science the students will be given the opportunity to discover more about the wider world around them. It will enable them to demonstrate and build on their knowledge from Year 7. They will study science in two paths – biology and phys/chem.

In BIOLOGY they will move from looking inward, at themselves, and start to consider the wider world. They will look at how living things are classified and after half term will look at plants and their structure/ design.

In PHYS/CHEM they will consider where the energy we use comes from and what happens to it in a system. This will give them an opportunity to study the impact of energy use on the wider environment.

Syllabuses

Trilogy will give one result worth 2 GCSEs.  This will be in the form of two numbered grades, e.g. 54 showing a 5 for one part and a 4 for the other.
Only the following grades are available: 99, 98, 88, 87, 77, 76, 66, 65, 55, 54, 44, 43, 33, 32, 22, 21, 11.

Triple will give 3 individual GCSEs, biology, chemistry and physics, which are graded 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest)

The subject areas overlap so that that students can be moved between Triple and Trilogy.

Subject Board Qualification Link
Combined Science: Trilogy AQA GCSE (Double Award) AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
Triple Science AQA GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Physics
AQA Biology (8461)
AQA Chemistry (8462)
AQA Physics (8463)

 

Trilogy Exam Papers x 6 Triple  Exam Papers x 6
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 100 marks
• 50% of GCSE

 

Biology 1
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
Biology 2
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

 

Chemistry 1
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
Chemistry 2
1. The rate and extent of chemical change
2. Organic chemistry
3. Chemical analysis
4. Chemistry of the atmosphere
5. Using resources

 

Physics 1
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
Physics 2
6. Forces
7. Waves
8. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space Physics [Triple only]

Syllabuses

Trilogy will give one result worth 2 GCSEs.  This will be in the form of two numbered grades, e.g. 54 showing a 5 for one part and a 4 for the other.
Only the following grades are available: 99, 98, 88, 87, 77, 76, 66, 65, 55, 54, 44, 43, 33, 32, 22, 21, 11.

Triple will give 3 individual GCSEs, biology, chemistry and physics, which are graded 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest)

The subject areas overlap so that that students can be moved between Triple and Trilogy.

Subject Board Qualification Link
Combined Science: Trilogy AQA GCSE (Double Award) AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
Triple Science AQA GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Physics
AQA Biology (8461)
AQA Chemistry (8462)
AQA Physics (8463)

 

Trilogy Exam Papers x 6 Triple  Exam Papers x 6
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 100 marks
• 50% of GCSE

 

Biology 1
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
Biology 2
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

 

Chemistry 1
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
Chemistry 2
1. The rate and extent of chemical change
2. Organic chemistry
3. Chemical analysis
4. Chemistry of the atmosphere
5. Using resources

 

Physics 1
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
Physics 2
6. Forces
7. Waves
8. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space Physics [Triple only]

Syllabuses

Trilogy will give one result worth 2 GCSEs.  This will be in the form of two numbered grades, e.g. 54 showing a 5 for one part and a 4 for the other.
Only the following grades are available: 99, 98, 88, 87, 77, 76, 66, 65, 55, 54, 44, 43, 33, 32, 22, 21, 11.

Triple will give 3 individual GCSEs, biology, chemistry and physics, which are graded 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest)

The subject areas overlap so that that students can be moved between Triple and Trilogy.

Subject Board Qualification Link
Combined Science: Trilogy AQA GCSE (Double Award) AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
Triple Science AQA GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Physics
AQA Biology (8461)
AQA Chemistry (8462)
AQA Physics (8463)

 

Trilogy Exam Papers x 6 Triple  Exam Papers x 6
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 100 marks
• 50% of GCSE

 

Biology 1
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
Biology 2
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

 

Chemistry 1
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
Chemistry 2
1. The rate and extent of chemical change
2. Organic chemistry
3. Chemical analysis
4. Chemistry of the atmosphere
5. Using resources

 

Physics 1
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
Physics 2
6. Forces
7. Waves
8. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space Physics [Triple only]