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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
Key Learning Steps - Biology
Key Learning Steps - Chemistry
Key Learning Steps - Physics
Road Map 

Modules

Biology - Cells and Organisation

Knowledge Organiser - B1 and B2
Knowledge Organiser - B3 and B4
Personal Learning Checklist - B1
Personal Learning Checklist - B2
Personal Learning Checklist - B3
Personal Learning Checklist - B4
Practice Questions

Biology - Disease and Bioenergetics

Knowledge Organiser - B5 and B6
Knowledge Organiser - B7
Knowledge Organiser - B8 and B9
Personal Learning Checklist - B5
Personal Learning Checklist - B6
Personal Learning Checklist - B7
Personal Learning Checklist - B8
Personal Learning Checklist - B9
Practice Questions

Biology - Biological Responses

Knowledge Organiser - B10, B11 and B12
Personal Learning Checklist - B10
Personal Learning Checklist - B11
Personal Learning Checklist - B12
Practice Questions

Biology - Genetics and Reproduction

Knowledge Organiser - B13, B14 and B15
Personal Learning Checklist - B13
Personal Learning Checklist - B14
Personal Learning Checklist - B15
Practice Questions

Biology - Ecology

Knowledge Organiser - B16, B17 and B18
Personal Learning Checklist - B16
Personal Learning Checklist - B17
Personal Learning Checklist - B18
Practice Questions

Chemistry - Atoms, Bonding and Moles

Knowledge Organiser - C1 and C2
Knowledge Organiser - C3
Knowledge Organiser - C4
Personal Learning Checklist - C1
Personal Learning Checklist - C2
Personal Learning Checklist - C3
Personal Learning Checklist - C4
Practice Questions

Chemistry - Chemical Reactions and Energy Changes

Knowledge Organiser - C5
Knowledge Organiser - C6 and C7
Personal Learning Checklist - C5
Personal Learning Checklist - C6
Personal Learning Checklist - C7
Practice Questions

Chemistry - Rates, Equilibrium and Organic Chemistry

Knowledge Organiser - C8
Knowledge Organiser - C9, C10 and C11
Personal Learning Checklist - C8
Personal Learning Checklist - C9
Personal Learning Checklist - C10
Personal Learning Checklist - C11
Practice Questions

Chemistry - Analysis and the Earth's Resources

Knowledge Organiser - C12
Knowledge Organiser - C13
Knowledge Organiser - C14 and C15
Personal Learning Checklist - C12
Personal Learning Checklist - C13
Personal Learning Checklist - C14
Personal Learning Checklist - C15
Practice Questions

Physics - Energy and Energy Resources

Knowledge Organiser - P1, P2 and P3
Personal Learning Checklist - P1
Personal Learning Checklist - P2
Personal Learning Checklist - P3
Practice Questions

Physics - Particles at Work

Knowledge Organiser - P4 and P5
Knowledge Organiser - P6
Knowledge Organiser - P7
Personal Learning Checklist - P4
Personal Learning Checklist - P5
Personal Learning Checklist - P6
Personal Learning Checklist - P7
Practice Questions

Physics - Forces in Action

Knowledge Organiser - P8, P9, P10 and P11
Personal Learning Checklist - P8
Personal Learning Checklist - P9
Personal Learning Checklist - P10
Personal Learning Checklist - P11
Practice Questions

Physics - Waves, Electromagnetism and Space

Knowledge Organiser - P12, P13 and 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
Practice Questions

Useful Links

St Bernadette's Science Website

Biology
BBC Bitesize 
Oak Acadmey 

Chemistry
BBC Bitesize 
Oak Academy 

Physics
BBC Bitesize 
Oak Academy