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.

Exam board: AQA
If your child is studying combined Science, they are completing AQA Trilogy. If they are studying Triple Science, they are completing AQA Biology, AQA Chemistry and AQA 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.