Triple Science Options - Framingham Earl High School

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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?
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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.

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