The AQA combined science route will be followed and this will mean the topics studied will be from within the new GCSE Programme of Study.
The course is designed to give opportunities to all students to enable them to meet their aspirations while learning about many interesting aspects of science.
Combined Science Year 9 students will be taught for 4 periods per week. Each period lasts 50 minutes. Individual pupil performance and progress will be consistently and closely monitored and all decisions made in relation to courses and examination entries will be done so with the best interests of students, their potential and best grade outcomes and future aspirations in mind.
At Ditton Park Year 10 students studying combined science will continue to build on their development of knowledge and understanding of all 3 subject areas
All 3 subjects will cover science skills and carry out required practicals
Biology Paper 1
Biology topics 1-4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics
Written exam 1 hr 15 mins - foundation and higher tier
Chemistry Paper 1
Chemistry Topics 8-12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; bonding, structure and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Organic compounds.
Written exam 1hr 15 mins - foundation and high tier
Physics Paper 1
Physics topics 18-21: Forces; Waves and Magnetism and electromagnetism energy
Written Exam 1hr 15 mins Foundation and high tier
Students opting to take GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science) will study all 3 sciences as discrete subjects. The three will be delivered with intention of achieving the highest grade possible for every individual and students will receive an additional 3 science lessons every week.
These courses will provide stretch and challenge with the opportunity to study all 3 sciences in depth.
3 exam papers
Topics 1-4: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics, Nerves, Hormonal control, homeostasis, reproduction and variation