Presentation on theme: "Science at KS4 at High Storrs. GCSE Qualifications – the end point Further Additional Science (Triple Science) Biology 3Chemistry 3Physics 3ISA (practical."— Presentation transcript:
GCSE Qualifications – the end point Further Additional Science (Triple Science) Biology 3Chemistry 3Physics 3ISA (practical exam) Additional Science Biology 2Chemistry 2Physics 2ISA (practical exam) Science A (Core) Biology 1Chemistry 1Physics 1ISA (practical exam)
AQA GCSE Pathways Both GCSE pathways can lead to Science A Level providing a grade B is obtained in Additional Science
Further Additional Science ( Triple Science) Science A and Additional Science examined in June 2016 – their Y10. 6 one hour exams, 2 ISAs (practical exam) Further Additional Science examined in June 2017 3 one hour exams, 1 ISA (practical exam)
Y9 Pre GCSE Science Most will do Science A course and be examined in June 2016 – their Y10. 3 one hour exams and an ISA (practical exam) Then Additional Science and be examined in June 2017 – their Y11 3 one hour exams and an ISA (practical exam)
BTEC Pathways These do not lead to a Science A Level
A few will do – one class BTEC Level 2 Applied Science Outcomes can be Distinction – equivalent to a A* at GCSE Merit - equivalent to a B at GCSE Level 2 Pass - equivalent to a C at GCSE Level 1 Pass - equivalent to a E at GCSE 1 hour exam covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics Assignment based module Biology Assignment based module Chemistry Assignment based module Physics
A few will do – one support class BTEC Level 1 Applied Science Outcomes can be Level 1 Pass - equivalent to a E at GCSE Assignment based module Biology Assignment based module Chemistry Assignment based module Physics
BTEC or GCSE routes will be determined by How the students do in the Y9 assessment in term 2 Teacher judgement as to which pathway is most suitable for your child. You will be informed by letter. Performance throughout Y9 is paramount – Has this student shown they will thrive at GCSE?
How to help your child Learn the syllabus Some questions are recall Some questions are application Practice past paper questions Highlight the importance of the ISA practical exam – you will receive a letter for this Support the afterschool and Easter school intervention classes.
Revision techniques Braintrees – mindmaps Postcards Revision plan - everything is covered - twice Concentrate on what you need to improve on Little and often
Useful web references Science A http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/sc ience-a-4405 Additional Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/a dditional-science-4408 Further Additional Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/f urther-additional-science-4410
BBC Bitesize Science A http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie nce/aqa/ Additional Science http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie nce/add_aqa/ Further Additional Science http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/scie nce/triple_aqa/
Any Questions Please feel free to contact Myself, Head of Science firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs James, Deputy Head of Science, KS4 responsibility email@example.com