Every pupil will get the opportunity to study Trilogy Science, but some of you may choose to take a more in-depth approach to their Scientific studies and opt to take Triple Science. Along with a broader curriculum, pupils who take Triple Science are also given several opportunities to experience taster sessions of careers in Science, thus giving you a glimpse of where your studies could take you in the future.
Skills – You will develop a set of investigative skills unique to Science, including how to use specialist equipment, how to plan and carry out an investigation and how to analyse data to draw valid conclusions.
Knowledge – You will gain an understanding of all three Sciences and the key concepts involved with these- DNA, electricity, the periodic table, just to name a few! You will also look at how scientific developments have changed the world around us and get the opportunity to discuss the ethical, social and moral impacts of scientific advancements.
In Trilogy, you get two GCSE grades. You sit two 75-minute papers for each area of Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and your two grades are an average of all the three papers.
In Triple, you get a separate GCSE (three GCSE grades) for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will sit two 105-minute papers for each Science and your grade is made up of 50% of each paper.
Pupils are expected to complete all homework set, this can range from exam questions to key word quizzes and will vary throughout the course. Revision throughout the course is also expected and, to assist in this, all pupils are provided with a revision guide to be used in school. This guide can be downloaded electronically, so that pupils can have access to this resource at home.
Medical and forensics are perhaps the most popular careers following on from a science-based education. There are many other specialist careers that Science could lead to, for example, zoology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, engineering.
Whatever future career/education choices you make, the skills learnt through the study of Science are applicable to many aspects of life.
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“Studying science at GCSE and A Level, has allowed me to study medicine at university.”
“Not only are the lessons are exciting, especially the practical’s, we also go on fieldtrips”