KS4 AQA Combined Science Trilogy

In KS4 the majority of students follow the AQA Combined Science Trilogy course. The course runs from Year nine to eleven and covers the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 AQA combined Science Trilogy develops students’ knowledge, application and scientific investigative skills throughout the course. There is no course work element, but a significant focus on practical work, in each examination fifteen percent of the marks will relate to the course required practical.

AQA combined Science Trilogy is a linear course with all examinations at the end of Year 11. Students sit six examinations, two in each Science. Each examination contributes 16.7% to the overall grade awarded. 

The examinations are 1hour 15 minutes in duration and are made up of multiple choice, structured, short answer and open ended response questions. At the end of the course students are awarded two GCSE grades in Science.

AQA GCSE Physics

Students in 104X currently study AQA Separate Science Physics. The course is linear with the assessment at the end of the course. AQA separate Science Physics develops students’ knowledge, application and scientific skills throughout the course. 

Like AQA Trilogy there is no coursework component but a significant focus on practical work. In each examination 15% of the marks will relate to knowledge of practical techniques.

The course is linear and assessed at the end. Students will sit two examinations in Physics, each 1hour 45 minutes. Each paper contributes 50% to the overall grade awarded. Students who pass the course achieve 1 GCSE in Physics.

Science Staff

Mr S. Acton Head of Department
Mr P Abram Head of School / Teacher of Science
Ms W. Dannan Second in Department
Mrs J. Chang Teacher of Science
Mrs E. Compton Teacher of Science
Mr P. Ryan Teacher of Science
Mr D. Stanley Science Technician

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