GCSE – Science


This course is for students who have studied at Key Stage 4 and have achieved a grade D in GCSE Science.

The GCSE Science course offered is the ‘AQA Combined Science: Trilogy’ which is a double award GCSE. The content is an even mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics with 6 exams in total at the end of the year; there is no controlled assessment (coursework) element.

The course is primarily a re-sit course for students who are aiming to achieve a minimum of a grade 4.

Science
  • Who Is This Course For?

    This course is for students who have studied at Key Stage 4 and have achieved a grade D in GCSE Science.

    Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.

    For students on a level three programme, GCSE Science may be a requirement for specific degree courses.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    AQA

    Subject content

    Biology

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

    Chemistry

    • 8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
    • 9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
    • 10. Quantitative chemistry
    • 11. Chemical changes
    • 12. Energy changes
    • 13. The rate and extent of chemical change
    • 14. Organic chemistry
    • 15. Chemical analysis
    • 16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
    • 17. Using resources

    Physics

    • 18. Energy
    • 19. Electricity
    • 20. Particle model of matter
    • 21. Atomic structure
    • 22. Forces
    • 23. Waves
    • 24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

     

    Assessments

    There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.

  • Progression:

    Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.

    For students on a level three programme, GCSE Science may be a requirement for specific degree courses.