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KS4 Science

At Redland Green we follow the AQA GCSE suite of specifications. Students will follow one the following possible courses

  • Separate Science - Three GCSEs (graded 9 to 1 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
  • Combined Science - Two GCSEs (graded 9-9 to 1-1 comprised of equal proportions of Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Combined science can be sat at either Higher Tier (grades 4-3 - 9-9) or Foundation Tier (grades 1-1 - 5-5).
  • Entry Level Certificate

The translation from the old GCSE grades (A* - E) to the new GCSE grades (9-1) can be found here.

 

 Separate Science

 

During KS4 at Redland Green we follow the AQA suite of specifications.

 

Students taking the Separate Science course will study for three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will have two teachers and each teacher will teach their specialism, the third science will be shared between the two teachers.

Biology Chemistry Physics

 

Combined Science - Higher

 

At RGS we follow the  AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Specification. This course is followed by students in sets 3 and 4 in years 10 and 11.

At the end of this course students sit two exams in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics (called Paper 1 and Paper 2). Each paper contributes 16.7 % to the final grade. The course content is comprised of a number of topics and each paper covers different topics. An overview of each subject can be found on the subject pages.

Biology Chemistry Physics

 

Combined Science - Foundation

 

At RGS we follow the AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Specification. This course is followed by students in sets 3 and 4 in years 10 and 11.

At the end of this course students sit two exams in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics (called Paper 1 and Paper 2). Each paper contributes 16.7 % to the final grade. The course content is comprised of a number of topics and each paper covers different topics. An overview of each subject can be found on the subject pages.

Biology Chemistry Physics

Science at Redland Green

We have put together a guide to making progress in science. It shows the strategy behind the course we have developed and how you can make the most of the resources linked on the subject pages. You will track your progress through the course on a topic tracker (sample topic tracker). You can also see the pacing of the course for each class in the KS4 calendar.

At the end of each topic you will sit a test (some of which may be open book or self marked), these tests are cumulative and build towards the full papers. This means that you are continually reviewing material from previous topics. You will track these tests in your test tracker (sample test tracker) and when you review them you will complete a table on the front which shows you how well you have done in each topic, this enables you to highlight areas for further revision. If the test is a full past paper then you complete a paper analysis form and you will be emailed a report (sample full paper report) showing you how you performed in each topic and each type of question. You should analyse the report carefully to see which topics and types of question you need to work on, we recommend that you share these with parents and carers.

Roughly once a term you will be emailed a progress overview document (sample progress tracker) so that you can keep track of how you are doing in science, we also encourage you to share these with parents and carers.

Pacing sheets and Recommended revision guides: