KS4 Science

WJEC GCSE SCIENCE

This WJEC GCSE Science (Double Award) specification provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, science and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society.

Studying GCSE Science (Double Award) provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all learners should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Year 10 Double Science

Unit 1: (Double Award) BIOLOGY 1

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

15% of qualification 60 marks

Unit 2: (Double Award) CHEMISTRY 1

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

15% of qualification

Unit 3: (Double Award) PHYSICS 1

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

15% of qualification

 

Year 10 Triple Science

Biology

Unit 1: CELLS, ORGAN SYSTEMS & ECOSYSTEMS

Written examination : 1 hour 45 minutes

45% of qualification 80 marks

Chemistry

Unit 1: CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, REACTIONS & ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

45% of qualification 80 marks

Physics

Unit 1: ELECTRICITY, ENERGY & WAVES

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

45% of qualification 80 marks

 

 

 

Current Year 11 Programme of Study

BTEC Applications of Science

Students are following the BTEC Applications of Science level 2 course. This course is assignment based with one externally assessed unit. The course is equivalent to 1 GCSE’s grade A*-C.

Year 11 Triple Science

Students follow the AQA Core Science GCSE Specification in Year 10. By the end of the year all students will have completed 3 modules which count as 75% and an ISA which counts as 25% of their core GCSE. In Year 11 students will complete 6 further modules and two ISAs that complete the Additional Science and Further Additional Science qualifications.

Year 11 Double Science

Students follow the AQA Additional Science GCSE Specification. By the end of Year 11, all students will have completed 3 modules which count as 75% and an ISA which counts as 25% of their GCSE.