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GCSE Separate Sciences

Exam Board: AQA

This course is offered for students who wish to study for three GCSEs in Science. It is well suited to students who have demonstrated a keen interest and an aptitude for the subject in KS3. It should be noted that it is not a pre-requisite for the study of A level Sciences. It aims to encourage you to explore, explain, theorise and model in Science, develops a critical approach to scientific evidence and helps to prepare you for further studies in Science.

The course will include all of the elements from Combined Science (Trilogy) but in addition extra content and units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are studied leading to separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs. Please note that students must take all three GCSEs if given this option   


This is a linear qualification. In order to achieve the award, students must complete all assessments at the end of the course and in the same series. Biology, Chemistry & Physics GCSEs are assessed by two 1 hour 45 min written exam. Each exam is worth 50%. Each GCSE has 8 required practical’s that are delivered throughout the course. There will be questions relating to these practical’s on the written exam papers. 

    Enrichment Opportunities

    Visits to University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, Science Enrichment and STEM weeks, external visits to Science Museum and Disneyland Paris.







    Year 10

    Terms 1 and 2

    Biology –Bioenergetics;

    Chemistry – Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter, Chemical changes;

    Physics – Energy 

    Terms 3 and 4

    Biology – Cell Biology, Organisation;

    Chemistry – Quantitative chemistry;

    Physics – Particle model of matter 

    Terms 5 and 6

    Biology – Infection and response;

    Chemistry – Energy changes;

    Physics – Electricity, Atomic structure 

    Year 11

    Terms 1 and 2

    Biology –Coordination and control;

    Chemistry – The rate and extent of chemical change, Organic chemistry

    Physics – Forces 

    Terms 3 and 4

    Biology –Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology

    Chemistry – Chemical Analysis

    Physics – Waves, Magnetism, and electromagnetism 

    Terms 5 and 6

    Chemistry – Chemical of the atmosphere; 

    Physics – Space 
    Revision and Exam skills + External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board)