Year 9 Options - Triple Science

WHY THIS SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT

Studying Triple Science results in students gaining three separate Science GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These separate Sciences are suitable for those who enjoy the hard work and practical activities involved in the study of Science. Studying separate Sciences at GCSE allows students to unpick how the world around them works and consider how advances in Science have led to some incredible breakthroughs. The implications and impact on our world of scientific advances will also be studied. Three Science GCSEs can open the door to many career opportunities, however, it should not be undertaken lightly as students will have many hours of Science lessons a fortnight, therefore a passion for Science is important.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

At Westfield students will follow the AQA Science specification for both Combined and Triple Science.  The Triple Science option involves the study of extra topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as studying those from Combined Science in more depth.

Additional content present in Triple Science includes: The Use of Antibodies in Medicine, Sustainable Food Production, Nanoscience, The Science of Polymers, Space Science and The Behaviour of Infrared Radiation.

Additional content present in Triple Science includes: The Use of Antibodies in Medicine, Sustainable Food Production, Nanoscience, The Science of Polymers, Space Science and The Behaviour of Infrared Radiation.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The three Science GCSEs are all assessed in Year 11.

Final grades for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs are gained from two 1hr 45 minute exams (six science examinations in total for Triple Science). Students will be awarded separate qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and therefore could attain the same grade in all three or attain different grades depending on their performance. There is no coursework in GCSE Science.