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Achieve. Belong. Participate GCSE Science at The Castle School
Achieve. Belong. Participate Pathways in Science Pathway 1: GCSE Science + GCSE Additional Science Miss Stanbury (10a2) Mrs Martin (10a3) Mr Key (10a4) Mr Bullo (10a5) Mr Collings (10b2) Mrs Martin (10b3) Mr Wilkins (10b4) Miss Matthews (10b5) Pathway 2: GCSE Science + GCSE Additional Science + GCSE Further Additional Science Miss Stanbury (10b1) Miss Goddard (10a1)
Achieve. Belong. Participate Pathways in Science
Achieve. Belong. Participate Pathway 1: GCSE Science + GCSE Additional Science GCSE Science was started in Year 9. Exams are taken in the May of Year 10. There are 3 (B1/C1/P1) and a controlled assessment task (coursework). Each is worth 25% of the final mark/grade. Each exam paper is worth 60 marks and will take 1 hour to complete. GCSE Additional Science is started after the exams in Year 10. Exams are taken at the end of Year 11 (B2/C2/P2) and a further controlled assessment task is completed.
Achieve. Belong. Participate Pathway 2: GCSE Science + GCSE Additional Science + GCSE Further Additional Science Accelerated Students study three extra examined units (B3/C3/P3). Students complete an extra controlled assessment task (three in total). The content is identical to separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics – our approach means we spread out the exams and controlled assessment
Achieve. Belong. Participate All GCSE exams have been terminal for the last couple of years (no retakes). All qualifications have become more challenging. Students will receive an A*-G grade in core, additional and further additional science. This is the same as their non-core subjects. Changes
Achieve. Belong. Participate Year 10 GCSE Exam Dates Biology Unit 1 Tuesday 17 th May 2016 (pm) Chemistry Unit 1Thursday 19 th May 2016 (am) Physics Unit 1Wednesday 25 th May 2016 (pm)
Achieve. Belong. Participate Support Revision guides and work books. After school drop in sessions will start after Christmas. Controlled assessment catch up sessions. BBC bitesize Edexcel core science - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ edexcel/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ edexcel/ Past papers on the shared area – shared area (W:) > science > GCSE student resources.
Achieve. Belong. Participate Highlighting keywords in your class book or revision guide. Writing the definitions of key words. Converting key words into ‘picture’ explanations. Creating your own mind maps. Making bullet point notes on revision cards. Answering questions (from revision workbook). Answering six-mark questions. Revision