GCSE in Year 9

Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world.

Students will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in year 9, they will then sit an end of year exam to determine which students are eligible (also with teacher recommendation) for studying three separate Sciences or to go on and study combined Science

This course is the start of the new Combined Science GCSE that will be first examined in 2018. It is the one of the new style of GCSE's that will be awarded a number and not a grade. Each separate Science will be awarded an individual number based grade and the Combined Science will be awarded two number grades. For further details visit the AQA website. Students have to study either combined or separate Sciences.

Students who take Combined Science or separate Sciences can still go onto study A levels in the Sciences, assuming they meet the entry requirements for the relevent sixth form courses and the subject entry requirements.