Subject Leader: Mr G Bradley
AQA Combined Science, Trilogy
What are the key topics and themes? When will they be taught?
Learners following a Combined Science pathway will sit two GCSEs in Science which are a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics content.
Biology Paper 1 - Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics
Biology Paper 2 - Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology
Chemistry Paper 1 - Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes
Chemistry Paper 2 - The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.
Physics Paper 1 - Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure
Physics Paper 2 - Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism
How will my son or daughter be assessed? When do these assessments take place?
Both GCSEs offer the potential to sit Higher (grade 9 to 4) or Foundation (grade 5 to 1) papers.
There are six examinations in the summer of Year 11: two for Biology, two for Chemistry and two for Physics. Each exam will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and is worth 70 marks.
The “Required Practicals” taught during lesson time will also be assessed on the exams.
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
- Use a CGP Combined Science revision guide that they can purchase from the school
- Make use of their classwork booklets