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Curriculum: Science Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students can opt to take one of the following pathways in Science:

  • Triple Science (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics)
  • Combined Science (2 GCSEs)

We encourage students to take the Triple Science option as it is an excellent foundation for studying science based A Level courses at college and leads to a wide range of career options. However, we also recognise that for other students, whose college interests may lie elsewhere, that the Double Science option provides an excellent foundation for scientific study at Key Stage 5.

Both the Triple Science and Double Science courses are very similar in structure, involving several modules covering all aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  These are examined terminally at the end of year 11 and contain a coursework element, which is carried out under controlled conditions. All GCSE courses follow the “Twenty First Century Science” specification provided by the OCR exam board.

For additional information relating to the Science curriculum at Key Stage 4, please email 

Mrs E Bond

 

Richard Lander School