Triple Science (Separate Sciences) GCSE



Triple science

Students complete extra content from each module which together with the compulsory content taught during combined science lesson (see earlier entry) will lead to three separate GCSE’s in biology, chemistry and physics.

Students will be entered for GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, these exams will be in the summer of Year 11.

Students will choose Triple Science from the option block, this time combined with the compulsory science time will lead to the three GCSEs.

This course has been designed for students who will gain a level 6 or more in their Y9 tests and therefore acceptance on the course will be on condition that this criterion has been met.

GCSE Biology (one GCSE)

This course is covered by studying six modules during the two-year course.

GCSE Chemistry (one GCSE)

This course is covered by studying six modules during the two-year course.

GCSE Physics (one GCSE)

This course is covered by studying eight modules during the two-year course.

Assessment structure

The assessment of separate sciences are as follows:

  • Examination students will sit six exams in May/June of Y11. Each will cover the three modules covered (B1, B2, B3 and practical skills), (B4, B5, B6 and practical skills), (C1, C2, C3 and practical skills), (C4, C5, C6 and practical skills), (P1, P2, P3, P4 and practical skills) and (P5, P6, P7, P8 and practical skills). Each exam will last 1 hour 45 minutes.

Science Staff

Mr P Bleby (HoD)

Mr M Bradbury

Mrs L Ellul

Mrs B Hood

Mr R Tamisari


Summary of GCSE





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