Our Science curriculum currently follows the AQA Combined Science Synergy specification which allows each student to achieve two GCSE’s. Four separate external exams are taken, each with equal weighting of 25%. Each exam is a 1 hour 45 minute written assessment covering multiple choice questions, structured, closed and open short answer questions. Combined Science is divided into two main sections; Life and Environmental Sciences and Physical Sciences. Both sections connect Biology, Chemistry and Physics together, drawing on key concepts and are enhanced with a range of purposeful practical activities. The Combined Science course enables students to develop their scientific thinking, improve their experimental skills, analyse and evaluate data and also develop their scientific vocabulary.
Alternative courses are made available to ensure all students are able to achieve in a challenging science curriculum.