Science: Year 11 Triple
New GCSE Science Specification: AQA
Year 11 students study the new syllabus from AQA, and will receive three GCSEs (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) by the end of Year 11.
The courses we follow are listed on the AQA website as:
Physics 4403 — taken in Year 10
Further information can be viewed at AQA Science
Outline of course
During Year 11, you study Unit 1 (Remainder), Unit 2 and Unit 3 content from Biology and Chemistry. You will sit exams in these at the end of Year 11.
Controlled assessment (Investigative Skills Assignments: ISAs)
The majority of the coursework in Science is practically based and carried out under controlled conditions in the classroom. One part of the coursework involves researching experimental methods outside of the classroom. Students will complete a number of ISAs and their best marks will be put forward. Each ISA contributes 25 per cent of one GCSE.
Step 1: Planning and Research (homework)
Step 2: Exam paper on planning and research (45 mins)
Step 3: Practical work
Step 4: Drawing a table and graph
Step 5: Exam paper on analysing results (50 mins)
AQA has introduced a stronger emphasis on literacy in Science and marks will be deducted in exams for spelling and grammar mistakes. Students will therefore be working on extended writing tasks during their Science lessons.
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