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Key Stage 4 Science - Combined Science

Due to a major overhaul of the GCSE Science Specification we will now offer the Combined Science Course as our primary qualification. This comprises of 6 lessons per week, two in each of the three science disciplines. The revised specification is much more rigorous and will therefore prepare students for further study in science more effectively than previous qualifications did. Students taking the Combined Science Qualification will achieve two GCSE grades. These are obtained by sitting 6 exams at the end of Year 11 with each exam lasting for 1hr and 15mins each.

 

Triple Science

The Triple Science Qualification will be offered as an option to students who meet the entry requirements. It is recommended that students should have an end of Year 9 anticipated grade of 6d or above. This would allow students to access the more challenging Triple content. The Science department will be happy to have individual conversations with students who have an anticipated grade of 5m.

 

Students opting for Triple Science will have 9 Science lessons a week, three in each discipline. This pathway requires students to use one of their four option choices in order to complete. It is recommended for students who are serious and passionate Scientists. It is a big commitment. Students will need to select Triple Science when completing the GCSE Options form.

 

Students who select the Triple Science Qualification will achieve three separate GCSE grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These are obtained by sitting two 1 hour and 45 minute examinations in each subject.

 

 

Mr Andrew Berry

Head of Science

Andrew is an experienced Head of Science with more than fifteen years classroom practice behind him. Previously working in both A level and IB schools has forged a keen interest in how Science works. Andrew believes that students learn best by planning, conducting and evaluating their own experimental work. This style of learning will become more prevalent at Jumeirah College at all phases as he in-beds some of his ideas across the Science department.

 

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