|Head of Department||Miss S Davies|
|Exam Board||EDEXCEL GCSE Biology|
EDEXCEL GCSE Chemistry
EDEXCEL GCSE Physics
EDEXCEL GCSE Combined Science
Welcome to Science
The Science Faculty at Christ the King believe that an understanding of Science is fundamental to a person’s success in modern society. We aim to provide a stimulating and engaging experience for pupils of all abilities. We will consistently challenge pupils to perform to the highest possible standard.
We continue to record improving results at both Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Teaching in the faculty is inspiring, innovative and includes strategies that have allowed pupils’ understanding to further develop. Pupils will use many key skills that will prove useful to future employers or further study including the abilities to observe, analyse, research, and evaluate evidence and to present their findings confidently in written, oral or electronic form.
We offer a range of educational pathways to cater for the individual needs of all pupils. These pathways provide alternative routes through Key Stage 4 and onward to post-16 study and Higher Education. We also offer a range of enrichment activities to take our students beyond the curriculum.
Examining body: Edexcel
The new 2016 GCSE course engages and enthuses our pupils. The course is full of interesting and relevant science concepts that pupils can easily relate to meaning that their attainment and enjoyment of the science in enhanced. Skills in applying concepts and practical skills are a key focus.
What Science courses do we offer?
We offer two Science courses at KS4.
GCSE Combined Science (2 GCSEs)
GCSE Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (3 GCSEs)
Edexcel GCSE Combined Science
This course leads to the award of two GCSEs in Science. Both will be awarded at the end of Year 11. The grades awarded for the two GCSEs may not be the same. Years 9—11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics including the core practical tasks in each subject.
6 external module examinations (2 for each science studied) in the summer term of Year 11.
All examinations are 1h 15 min and are worth 70 marks each
Practical skills will be assessed in each exam paper
How do I get more information?
If you need more information about the courses the following website may be useful:
Progression routes for Science related courses.
A level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science in Society, Environmental Studies.
BTEC Applied Science or Health and Social Care
Level 2/3 courses in Applied Science (Forensics), Exercise and Fitness.
Careers in analytical laboratory work, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Forensics, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminology, Laboratory work, Police force, Research, Science Technician/Consultant, Toxicologist, Pharmaceuticals, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience.