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GCSE Triple Science

Curriculum Overview

The overarching aim in the pursuit of scientific competency is to prepare students to be active citizens in the wider world in terms of critical engagement with their environment.

Our intent is for all students to develop a curiosity and a scientific understanding of the world around them and the ability to think critically about information presented to them.

We want them to be aware of the role of science and technology in the modern world and that our understanding nowadays is built on the research carried out by Scientists from many different cultures and civilizations throughout history.

How will I be assessed?

In Year 10, students complete one end of topic test per topic. They are assigned an approximate GCSE grade based on approximate grade boundaries.

Students complete one assessed exam question per topic. This is an extended written question which is marked but not graded. Students also complete an end of year 10 mock exam in June/July. 

In Year 11, students complete mock examinations in November and February. Usually they will complete a full set of paper 1 papers in November, and paper 2 papers in February.

Students complete 6 terminal exams at the end of Year 11 (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics). The results of these determine their final overall grades in the Separate Sciences.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Learning Steps - Biology
Learning Steps - Chemistry
Learning Steps - Physics
Road Map 

Modules

Biology - Cells and Organisation

Knowledge Organiser - B1
Knowledge Organiser - B2
Knowledge Organiser - B3
Knowledge Organiser - B4
Personal Learning Checklist - B1
Personal Learning Checklist - B2
Personal Learning Checklist - B3
Personal Learning Checklist - B4

Past Paper

Biology - Disease and Bioenergetics

Knowledge Organiser - B5
Knowledge Organiser - B6
Knowledge Organiser - B7
Knowledge Organiser - B8
Knowledge Organiser - B9

Personal Learning Checklist - B5
Personal Learning Checklist - B6
Personal Learning Checklist - B7
Personal Learning Checklist - B8
Personal Learning Checklist - B9

Past Paper

Biology - Biological Responses

Knowledge Organiser - B10
Knowledge Organiser - B11
Knowledge Organiser - B12
Personal Learning Checklist - B10
Personal Learning Checklist - B11
Personal Learning Checklist - B12

Past Paper

Biology - Genetics and Reproduction

Knowledge Organiser - B13
Knowledge Organiser - B14
Knowledge Organiser - B15
Personal Learning Checklist - B13
Personal Learning Checklist - B14
Personal Learning Checklist - B15

Past Paper

Biology - Ecology

Knowledge Organiser - B16
Knowledge Organiser - B17
Knowledge Organiser - B18

Personal Learning Checklist - B16
Personal Learning Checklist - B17
Personal Learning Checklist - B18

Past Paper

Chemistry - Atoms, Bonding and Moles

Knowledge Organiser - C1
Knowledge Organiser - C2
Knowledge Organiser - C3
Knowledge Organiser - C4
Personal Learning Checklist - C1
Personal Learning Checklist - C2
Personal Learning Checklist - C3
Personal Learning Checklist - C4

Past Paper

Chemistry - Chemical Reactions and Energy Changes

Knowledge Organiser - C5
Knowledge Organiser - C6
Knowledge Organiser - C7
Personal Learning Checklist - C5
Personal Learning Checklist - C6
Personal Learning Checklist - C7

Past Paper

Chemistry - Rates, Equilibrium and Organic Chemistry

Knowledge Organiser - C8
Knowledge Organiser - C9
Knowledge Organiser - C10
Knowledge Organiser - C11
Personal Learning Checklist - C8
Personal Learning Checklist - C9
Personal Learning Checklist - C10
Personal Learning Checklist - C11

Past Paper

Chemistry - Analysis and the Earth's Resources

Knowledge Organiser - C12
Knowledge Organiser - C13
Knowledge Organiser - C14
Knowledge Organiser - C15
Personal Learning Checklist - C12
Personal Learning Checklist - C13
Personal Learning Checklist - C14
Personal Learning Checklist - C15

Past Paper

Physics - Energy and Energy Resources

Knowledge Organiser - P1
Knowledge Organiser - P2
Knowledge Organiser - P3

Personal Learning Checklist - P1
Personal Learning Checklist - P2
Personal Learning Checklist - P3

Past Paper

Physics - Particles at Work

Knowledge Organiser - P4
Knowledge Organiser - P5
Knowledge Organiser - P6
Knowledge Organiser - P7

Personal Learning Checklist - P4
Personal Learning Checklist - P5
Personal Learning Checklist - P6
Personal Learning Checklist - P7

Past Paper

Physics - Forces in Action

Knowledge Organiser - P8
Knowledge Organiser - P9
Knowledge Organiser - P10
Knowledge Organiser - P11

Personal Learning Checklist - P8
Personal Learning Checklist - P9
Personal Learning Checklist - P10
Personal Learning Checklist - P11

Past Paper

Physics - Waves, Electromagnetism and Space

Knowledge Organiser - P12
Knowledge Organiser - P13
Knowledge Organiser - P14
Knowledge Organiser - P15
Knowledge Organiser - P16

Personal Learning Checklist - P12
Personal Learning Checklist - P13
Personal Learning Checklist - P14
Personal Learning Checklist - P15
Personal Learning Checklist - P16

Past Paper

Useful Links

https://sites.google.com/stberns.bristol.sch.uk/gcsescience

Biology
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/biology 

Chemistry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/chemistry 

Physics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/physics