Thinking about triple science? Options 2014 There are 62 places available for triple science. We start with the wishes, motivation and ambitions of the students… We use the end of KS3 assessment and the three assessments taken before Christmas, as well as our earlier tracking data, to help us to select. Triple Science… Biology Chemistry Physics Triple science Science A (Y10) then Additional Science (Y11) External Assessment GCSE Biology External Taken in… Examinations 3 60 minute papers Summer of Year 11 Unit 1, 2 and 3 Each paper 25% Chemistry 3 60 minute papers Summer of Year 11 Unit 1, 2 and 3 Each paper 25% Physics 3 60 minute papers Summer of Year 11 Unit 1, 2 and 3 Each paper 25% Controlled Assessment GCSE Internal Examinations Taken in… Biology 1 piece needed from either Unit 2 or 3 25% Year 10/11 Chemistry 1 piece needed from either Unit 2 or 3 25% Year 10/11 Physics 1 piece needed from either Unit 2 or 3 25% Year10/11 All students will complete coursework from all units, but unit 1 cannot be used towards the GCSE examinations, so will be used as practice pieces. What effect will this have on my child’s future choices? • Post 16: The option your child takes has absolutely no effect on the post 16 courses available to them. What effect will this have on my child’s future choices? • University courses: Science courses apart from Medicine will not consider GCSEs beyond 5 GCSEs including English and Maths. Medicine requires 6 GCSEs at Grade A and above including two Sciences. No stipulation of which Science GCSEs. If you have any queries, contact the admissions office of the university that your child may have their heart set on. Remember not all schools offer triple science so there should be very little requirement for the 3 GCSEs. How can I support my child? • All students will be given revision guides with questions and answers in the back to assist with personal assessment. • On line they can access the course textbook, please see www.collinsonlinelearning.co.uk (username 626pupil, password nr52). This is an electronic version of the textbook, Collins “Science A” for AQA new GCSE Science (ISBN 978-000-741462-8). • Many pupils find www.bbcbitesize a useful resource: follow the links to GCSE core science, AQA, science A. • Past papers and mark schemes can be found at www.aqa.org. How can I support my child? • • • • Use of language. Use of data. Magazines Ask children what revision sessions are on at specific times, such as end of Yr 10, Yr 11, Mocks. • All staff will be willing offer their time to support individuals - just ask. • There is ALWAYS something they can do.