Triple Science KS4

Year 11 Further additional Science (The Triple Science Option) – Topic list 
B3.1 Movement of molecules in and out of cells

B3.2 Transport systems in plants and animals

B3.3 Homeostasis

B3.4 Humans and their environment

C3.1 The Periodic Table

C3.2 Water

C3.3 Calculating and explaining energy changes

C3.4 Further analysis and quantitative chemistry

C3.5 The production of ammonia

C3.6 Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

P3.1 Medical applications of physics – X-ray, CT scanners, Ultrasound, Blood flowmeters etc.

P3.2 Using physics to make things work – Mechanics and mechanisms

P3.3 Keeping things moving – (electromagnetic machines)

What is Triple Science all about?

In Triple Science you study three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It provides the fullest coverage of these three subjects at Key Stage 4 and allows students time to study a greater range of topics than is possible in the compulsory science lessons.

Who might enjoy this course?

This course is suitable for students who enjoy science and are likely to go on to study Science AS and A2 level in the Sixth Form. Students must achieve at least a level 6 in their end of Key Stage 3 Science test to be able to take this course.

What about the exams?

There are three examinations for each science subject each lasting 45 minutes, all taken as a terminal exam in Year 11.

What are the entry levels?

There are two levels of entry – Foundation (for grades C-G) and Higher (for grades A*-D).

What about coursework?

One controlled assessment assignment based on an investigation for each of the three subjects. This is set by the examination board but internally assessed.

What could I do next with GCSE Triple Science?

Triple Science will provide a very good foundation for progress onto AS levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, University courses, pure or applied sciences, engineering, medicine, veterinary science, architecture and many more.