Science Key Stage 4

In KS4 (Yr 9-11) most students work towards gaining a GCSE in Combined Science (equivalent of 2 x GCSE’s).

A small number of pupils who chose Triple Science as an option, will gain a GCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

GCSE Combined Science-AQA - (2 GCSE’s) - 24 Units of Biology, Chemistry and Physics content.
Biology
Content
Biology 1
Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.
Biology 2
Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution and Ecology.
Chemistry
Content
Chemistry 1
Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes and Energy changes.
Chemistry 2
The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.
Physics
Content
Physics 1
Energy, Electricity, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure
Physics 2
Forces, Waves, Magnetism and electromagnetism
GCSE Biology - 7 units of study
Biology
Content
Biology 1
Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.
Biology 2
Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.
GCSE Chemistry - 10 units of study
Chemistry
Content
Chemistry 1
Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes; and Energy changes.
Chemistry 2
The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere; and using resources.
GCSE Physics - 8 units of study
Physics
Content
Physics 1
Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.
Physics 2
Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics.