At KS4 most students study for two Science GCSEs (AQA Core Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a-4405 and AQA Additional Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-science-4408). These courses contain areas of developing Science as well as more traditional topics and continue to develop students’ investigative stills.
Each course is 75% examined and 25% controlled assessment (an ISA exam prepared for during lessons and completed during a day).
Students with a TAG of a B or above and who have consistently been working at that level throughout KS3 can chose Triple Science GCSE. These students study for three Science GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). These courses have the same structure as the other GCSEs but contain some more difficult concepts. Triple Science GCSEs are excellent preparation for those who wish to study A level Science.
Students should speak to their teachers about the support available to them.