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Triple Science

Why study Triple Science?

The Triple Science course covers all three science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and gives students three GCSE qualifications. Students who study Triple science study each science subject separately, this them the opportunity to study the subjects in greater depth than with core or additional science. Triple Science is also good preparation for A level Science.

What skills will I need?

Triple Science provides students with the opportunity to develop and improve a wide range of skills:

  • Research – investigating contexts and collecting data
  • Literacy – developing exam answers
  • Thinking Skills –  solving problems and applying knowledge to new situations
  • Practical skills – carrying out practical work e.g. dissections, fieldwork and experiments.
  • Discussion – sharing and developing ideas in groups

What happens in lessons?

Students will use their knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions and define scientific problems. They will also plan and carry out investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts. They will collect, select, process, analyse and interpret both primary and secondary data to provide evidence and  evaluate their methodology, evidence and data.

Contact Mrs Hayes/Mrs Dyke for more details.

What will I study?

Biology: human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment.

Chemistry : the use of substances and how they react together, how Chemistry is used in business and industry and how our use of raw materials in fuels and manufacturing can affect the global and local environment.

Physics:  the use and transfer of energy, waves, radiation and space and the application of Physics.

How will I be assessed?

Each GCSE is made up of four units

Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 are all one hour long exams at the end of Year 11. Each unit is worth 25%,  75% in total.

Unit 4 – controlled assessment – This is the equivalent to coursework and will be completed in year 11. It is worth 25% of the overall GCSE.