Science at KS4 at High Storrs

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Science at KS4 at High Storrs
GCSE Qualifications – the end point
Further
Additional
Science
(Triple
Science)
Biology 3
Chemistry 3 Physics 3
ISA
(practical
exam)
Additional
Science
Biology 2
Chemistry 2 Physics 2
ISA
(practical
exam)
Science A
(Core)
Biology 1
Chemistry 1 Physics 1
ISA
(practical
exam)
AQA GCSE Pathways
Both GCSE pathways can lead to
Science A Level providing a grade B is
obtained in Additional Science
Further Additional Science ( Triple
Science)
Science A and Additional Science examined in
June 2016 – their Y10.
6 one hour exams, 2 ISAs (practical exam)
Further Additional Science examined in June
2017
3 one hour exams, 1 ISA (practical exam)
Y9 Pre GCSE Science
Most will do
Science A course and be examined in June 2016
– their Y10.
3 one hour exams and an ISA (practical exam)
Then
Additional Science and be examined in June
2017 – their Y11
3 one hour exams and an ISA (practical exam)
BTEC Pathways
These do not lead to a Science A
Level
A few will do – one class
BTEC Level 2 Applied Science
1 hour exam
covering
Biology,
Chemistry
and Physics
Assignment
based
module
Biology
Assignment
based
module
Chemistry
Assignment
based
module
Physics
Outcomes can be
Distinction – equivalent to a A* at GCSE
Merit - equivalent to a B at GCSE
Level 2 Pass - equivalent to a C at GCSE
Level 1 Pass - equivalent to a E at GCSE
A few will do – one support class
BTEC Level 1 Applied Science
Assignment
based
module
Biology
Assignment
based
module
Chemistry
Assignment
based
module
Physics
Outcomes can be
Level 1 Pass - equivalent to a E at GCSE
BTEC or GCSE routes will be
determined by
How the students do in the Y9 assessment in
term 2
Teacher judgement as to which pathway is most
suitable for your child.
You will be informed by letter.
Performance throughout Y9 is paramount –
Has this student shown they will thrive at GCSE?
How to help your child
Learn the syllabus
 Some questions are recall
 Some questions are application
Practice past paper questions
Highlight the importance of the ISA practical
exam – you will receive a letter for this
Support the afterschool and Easter school
intervention classes.
Revision techniques
Braintrees – mindmaps
Postcards
Revision plan - everything is covered - twice
Concentrate on what you need to improve on
Little and often
Useful web references
Science A
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/sc
ience-a-4405
Additional Science
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/a
dditional-science-4408
Further Additional Science
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/f
urther-additional-science-4410
BBC Bitesize
Science A
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie
nce/aqa/
Additional Science
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie
nce/add_aqa/
Further Additional Science
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie
nce/triple_aqa/
Any Questions
Please feel free to contact
Myself, Head of Science
[email protected]
Mrs James, Deputy Head of Science,
KS4 responsibility
[email protected]

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