Key Stage 4

Science

GCSE science

Students follow the Edexcel programme of study. Students will complete either the double award or triple award syllabus.

Aims of the course
• To develop students’ understanding of the science around them that affects them in their everyday life.
• To develop students’ questioning, analytical and evaluative approach to scientific problems and issues.
• To develop students’ practical skills in science and an understanding of how science works.
• To encourage enthusiasm about science leading to continued study.

Access to more information about the courses can be found via the link below:
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse-leg/science/science/Pages/default.aspx

GCSE B1/B2/B3 Past Exam papers Revision

B1 Exam papers

B2 Exam papers

B3 Exam papers

GCSE Chemistry C2 Revision

C2 Spaced Learning Part 1

C2 Spaced Learning Part 2

C2 Spaced Learning Part 3

GCSE Revision - Triple Science Resources

BTEC 1st applied science

In addition to the GCSE course the department also offers a vocational GCSE to allow those students who struggle with science an option two achieve two GCSE’s by developing a portfolio of work that is assessed by the Edexcel exam board.
The aims of the course are:

  • provide opportunities to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in their own status or employment, or general changes in applied science practice, provision or environment
  • provide opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a science technician or assistant practitioner, or to progress to other vocational qualifications such as BTEC Nationals in Applied Science
  • developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners to meet the needs of the Applied Science sectors
  • provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of the major key skills and the wider key skills in context, such as improving their own learning and performance and working with others
  • provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

To access more information about the course then click on the link below:
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts/science/Pages/default.aspx

To access information regarding the assignments then click on the links below:

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety at Work

Handout

 

Grade Descriptors

grade descriptors for Core Science and outlines everything they need to learn for C, B, A and A*.

Grade Display C1

Grade Display B1

Grade Display P1

 

Environmental Science

Environmental Science Revision Guide

This revision guide includes a checklist of what you need to know for the exam and the main revision notes that cover what you will need to learn.  Included within the guide are links to useful video clips.  You will also find useful information on BBC Bitesize as there is some overlap with Core Science GCSE.