SUBJECT:
SCIENCE: SINGLE AWARD

EXAMINATION:
GGSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:

Higher and Foundation  – Grades A* – G

 

SUBJECT:
SCIENCE: DOUBLE AWARD

EXAMINATION:
GGSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:

Higher and Foundation  – Grades A*A* – GG

(any combination) – with intermediate grades A*A, AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, FG

KS3 GCSE
Subject Overview N/A N/A
Hours per week Year 8 5 periods 2.5 hours
Year 10 5 periods 2.5 hours
Year 9 5 periods 2.5 hours
Year 11 and 12
Single Award 5 periods 2.5 hours
Double Award 10 periods 5 hours
Topics / Modules Year 8
Chemical Changes
Water for Life
Life, the body Systems and Cells
Separating Techniques
Forces Everywhere
Acids and Alkalis
Year 9
Reproduction
On the Move
Plants and Water
Solids Liquids and Gases
The universe
Design for Life
Food and Digestion
Year 10
Atoms and Elements
Respiration
Heart
Light
Switch on to Electricity
How does Electricity Work?
What is Mains Electricity?
Year 11
CCEA Double Award
Biology Unit B1:
Cells, Living Processes and Biodiversity
Chemistry Unit C1:
Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions,
Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis
Physics Unit P1:
Motion, Force, Moments, Energy,
Density, Kinetic Theory,
Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission And Fusion
CCEA Single Award
Unit 1: Biology
Cells, Food and Diet, Chromosomes and Genes,
Co-Ordination and Control, Reproductive System,
Variation and Adaption, Disease and Body Systems,
Ecological Relationships.
Unit 2: Chemistry
Acids, Bases and Salts, Elements,
Compounds and Mixtures, Atomic Structure,
Periodic Table, Bonding.
Year 12
CCEA Double Award
Biology Unit B2:
Body Systems, Genetics,
Microorganisms and Health
Chemistry Unit C2:
Further chemical Reactions,
Organic Chemistry
Physics Unit P2:
Waves, Sound and Light, Electricity,
The Earth and Space
CCEA Single Award
Unit 3: Physics
Electricity, Waves and Communication,
Fossil fuels, Road Transport and Safety,
Radioactivity, Earth in Space
Unit 2: Chemistry
Chemical Patterns and Our Environment
Assessment Type End of unit test
Assessment tracking (4)
Christmas Examination
Summer Examination
Year 11 D Award TBC
Year 11 S Award
Unit 1 External written Examination 25% Feb 2018
Unit 2 External written Examination
25% November 2018
Unit 3 External written Examination
25% May 2019
Unit 4 Practical Skills 25%
Booklet A 7.5% Year12 two pre-release practical tests marked externally
Booklet B External written Examination 17.5%
Year 12 D Award
Biology B 2 June 2018
Chemistry C2 June 2018
Physics P2 June 2018
Practical Skills Two Controlled Assessments Year11 Biology/
Chemistry Year 12
Year 12 Single Award
Unit 2 Chemistry 25% November 2017
Unit 3 Physics 25%May 2017
Practical Skills 25% 25% Year 12
Subject Leader/ Teachers Year 8
Mrs Stevenson, Mrs Smiton, Miss McKee
Year 9 and 10
Mrs Stevenson , Mr Smiton
Double Award Year 11 and 12
Mrs Stevenson, Mrs Smiton
Single Award
11/12 LSC and ASC Miss McKee
Year 11 Mr Hutchinson
Year 12 Mrs Stevenson
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