Biology, Chemistry and Physics

If you are particularly interested in science and have achieved a high level in your Y9 assessments, then you may wish to consider studying separate sciences. Instead of working towards the core and additional exams, you would have separate lessons in biology, chemistry and physics which would lead to three science GCSEs.

 

You must be recommended by your science teacher to choose this option.

 

Choosing separate sciences is useful if you are considering focusing on sciences at A level, but it is also possible to study A levels in biology, chemistry or physics after studying GCSE Core and Additional Science.


COURSE OUTLINE

 

Biology

Unit 1 (written exam – 35%)

    B1: Understanding organisms

    B2: Understanding our environment

    B3: Living and growing

Unit 2 (written exam – 40%)

    B4: It’s a green world

    B5: The living body

    B6: Beyond the microscope

Unit 3 (controlled assessment – 25%)

     A practical investigation


Chemistry

Unit 1 (written exam – 35%)

    C1: Carbon chemistry

    C2: Chemical resources

    C3: Chemical economics

Unit 2 (written exam – 40%)

    C4: The periodic table

    C5: Quantitative analysis

    C6: Chemistry out there

Unit 3 (controlled assessment – 25%)

     A practical investigation


Physics

Unit 1 (written exam – 35%)

    P1: Energy for the home

    P2: Energy resources

    P3: Forces for transport

Unit 2 (written exam – 40%)

    P4: Radiation for life

    P5: Space for reflection

    P6: Electricity for gadgets

Unit 3 (controlled assessment – 25%)

     A practical investigation