Subject Information

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Why study Science?

Science makes a positive impact on people’s lives. In many cases, science saves lives. Scientists use their expertise to develop real solutions for real problems. Remedies for many of the challenges that face our world will be developed by researchers who devote their whole lives to the pursuit of science. It leads on to a wide range of career choices.

Trilogy Double Award 2 GCSEs – AQA exam board

Subject content:

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  10. Quantitative chemistry
  11. Chemical changes
  12. Energy changes
  13. The rate and extent of chemical change
  14. Organic chemistry
  15. Chemical analysis
  16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  17. Using resources
  18. Energy
  19. Electricity
  20. Particle model of matter
  21. Atomic structure
  22. Forces
  23. Waves
  24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

Combined Science, equivalent of 2 GCSE’s- Edexcel exam board

Biology:

  1. Key concepts in biology
  2. Cells and control, Genetics
  3. Natural selection and genetic modification
  4. Health, disease and the development of medicines
  5. Plant structures and their functions
  6. Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
  7. Exchange and transport in animals
  8. Ecosystems and material cycles

Chemistry:

  1. Key concepts in chemistry,
  2. States of matter and mixtures,
  3. Chemical changes,
  4. Extracting metals and equilibria,
  5. Groups in the periodic table,
  6. Rates of reaction and energy changes,
  7. Fuels and Earth science

Physics:

  1. Key concepts of physics
  2. Motion and forces
  3. Conservation of energy,
  4. Waves,
  5. Light and the electromagnetic spectrum,
  6. Radioactivity,
  7. Energy – Forces doing work,
  8. Forces and their effects,
  9. Electricity and circuits,
  10. Magnetism and the motor effect, Electromagnetic induction
  11. Particle model
  12. Forces and matter

Biology, Chemistry & Physics 3 GCSEs – AQA exam board

Biology GCSE

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Key ideas

Chemistry GCSE

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes
  6. The rate and extent of chemical change
  7. Organic chemistry
  8. Chemical analysis
  9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  10. Using resources

Physics GCSE

  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Particle model of matter
  4. Atomic structure
  5. Forces
  6. Waves
  7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  8. Space physics (physics only)