Soham Village College

GCSE Science (Legacy)

 

GCSE Science

Class of 2017 Only

These subject areas are ‘Core’ areas but there is a choice element for the specialism within. Choose:-

EITHER

GCSE OCR Gateway Science (Triple Award)

Three Separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Click the links below if you would like to view the full course specification from the Exam Board website.

Exam Board Qualification Specification Coursework
OCR Exam Board - GCSE Science Triple Award GCSE Science Triple Award J263 (Biology).
J264 (Chemistry).
J265 (Physics).
33 1/3%
33 1/3%
33 1/3%

If you are currently in a Set 1 or 2 for Science and especially if you want to study science at Advanced Level, we encourage you to follow the Triple Award course.  This gives a deeper insight into Science.  The three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics provide the best preparation for future courses such as A Level.  The separate science courses follow the same content as the Core and Additional Science but have two extra units of work in Chemistry, Physics and Biology to broaden your studies.  Each subject is assessed separately and the three GCSE grades obtained could all be different. There is a high mathematical content to this course and we plan to run up to two HIGHER LEVEL groups.

OR

GCSE Core Science

Core Science (1 GCSE)
Plus one of the following courses that will be selected for you:

Additional Science (1 GCSE)

Click the logo or link below if you would like to view the full course specification from the Exam Board website.

Exam Board Qualification Specification
OCR Exam Board - GCSE Core Science GCSE Core Science J261 (Science B)
OCR Exam Board - GCSE Additional Science GCSE Additional Science J262 (Additional Science B)

Most students will follow the OCR Core and Additional Science GCSE courses which covers the National Curriculum requirements in providing a sound, general, scientific grounding.  Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics are studied separately but tested in common papers. Core Science is examined by two papers (students are expected to sit these examinations in January of Year 10, and January of Year 11) and skills assessment (centre assessed). Additional Science is also examined by two papers (students are expected to sit these examinations in January of Year 11, and June of Year 11) and skills assessment.  Each specification leads to a separate GCSE grade based on overall performance in the two examinations and the centre assessed tasks. Students will be placed in one of three higher tier sets in each band (targeting grades CC or above).
    
Some students will be selected to follow the OCR Core Science and Additional Science GCSE courses which covers the National Curriculum requirements in providing a sound, general, scientific grounding and allows time in school for you to take up an extra option in another subject.  Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics are studied separately but tested in common papers.

OCR Core Science is examined by two papers (students are expected to sit these examinations in January of Year 11, and June of Year 11) and skills assessment (centre assessed). Each specification leads to a separate GCSE grade based on overall performance in the two examinations and centre assessed elements. Students will be placed in one of two foundation tier sets in each band (aiming for CC).