Classes


10C/Sc1 10C/Sc2 10C/Sc3 10C/Sc4 10C/Sc5 10C/Sc6
Mrs Miller
Miss Moorhouse
Mr Billington
Dr Burgess
Mrs Drake
Mrs Howard
Dr Burgess
Mr Cooper
Mr Billington
Mrs Burstow
Miss Moorhouse
Mr Downing
Dr Burgess
Mrs Drake
Mrs Howard
Mrs Oliver
Dr Fairlie
Mr Mellings

 

11A/Sc1 11A/Sc2 11B/Sc1 11B/Sc2 11E/Sc1 11E/Sc2 11A1B1/Sc
Ms Oliver
Miss Moorhouse
Mr Downing
Dr Burgess
Miss Parker
Mr Billington
Mrs Burstow
Mrs Drake
Mr Mellings
Miss Wolff
Miss Morrhouse
Mr Downing
Miss Wolff
Dr Fairlie
Mr Mellings
Dr Burgess
Mr Cooper
Mrs Howard
Mrs Miller
Dr Fairlie
Mr Billington

 

Course Overview


Students choosing Double Science in their Year 9 Options will study for a “combined” science GCSE that contains equal amounts of biology, chemistry and physics. At Fallibroome, the exact course followed is from the AQA exam board: AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (8464).

The course will take two years to complete and will result in a qualification that carries the weight of two GCSEs. Students will receive a pair of (equal or consecutive) grades of the form 9–9, 9–8, 8–8, 8–7,…,2–2, 2–1, 1–1 (a 17-point scale!).

 

Examinations


The course is examined through a total of six 75-minute exams in the summer of Year 11. There is no other assessment.

Examination dates:

Biology Paper 1: Tuesday 15th May 2018 (pm) (1h15m)
Chemistry Paper 1: Thursday 17th May 2018 (am) (1h15m)
Physics Paper 1: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (pm) (1h15m)

Biology Paper 2: Monday 11th June 2018 (am) (1h15m)
Chemistry Paper 2: Wednesday 13th June 2018 (am) (1h15m)
Physics Paper 2: Friday 15th June 2018 (am) (1h15m)

 

Statement of Entry


The school enters students for their exams with the exam board and then students are given (in February) a Statement of Entry to check that no mistakes have been made. Please note that this final check is the students’ responsibility and that Fallibroome cannot be held accountable for any errors that are not picked up at this final stage.

A correct Statement of Entry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy looks like this:

AQA GCSE in Combined Science: Trilogy 8464F (for students taking the Foundation Tier exams)
or
AQA GCSE in Combined Science: Trilogy 8464H (for students taking the Higher Tier exams)

 

Course Plan


Students have three Science teachers, one each for the biology, chemistry and physics thirds of the course, and they have 10 lessons of Science per fortnight on their timetables.

 

Home Learning


Homework will be set on a regular basis by the teachers.

It is important to note, however, that in addition to whatever homework is set explicitly by the teachers, all students need to develop the habit of reviewing their week’s study using a revision guide/workbook and/or the electronic textbook available via Kerboodle (see below). They should then see their teachers (outside of class is fine) to tackle any areas of misunderstanding.

 

Kerboodle


All students are issued with a username and password for Kerboodle, which provides a complete electronic copy of the course textbook used in class, together with worksheets, videos and animations. Fallibroome’s “institution code” (required to log in) is nrs0.

 

Textbooks


Students may wish to obtain paper copies of textbooks in addition to the Kerboodle digital version. This is not required and is entirely optional. Suitable course textbooks are any of the following:

CGP
Biology use CGP books in class
Biology, Chemistry, Physics

HODDER
Chemistry and Physics use Hodder books in class
Book 1, Book 2

OXFORD
These are the textbooks made available to the students in digital format via Kerboodle
Biology, Chemistry, Physics

COLLINS
Biology, Chemistry, Physics

 

Revision Guides and Workbooks


Revision guides and workbooks are also entirely optional, but some students find them useful. During the first term of Year 10, we process orders for the books below, as the school can purchase them at a discounted price compared to the retail price in shops. However, there are many others available (e.g. from WHSmith, Waterstones, Amazon) and there is very little difference between them.

REVISE AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Higher Revision Guide
REVISE AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Higher Revision Workbook

or

REVISE AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Foundation Revision Guide
REVISE AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Foundation Revision Workbook

 

Past Examination Papers


Completing and then reviewing past exam paper questions is the best preparation for the students’ own exams.

Provided to students in the exams: Chemistry periodic table and Physics equation sheet.









Required Practical Videos for Biology component of Combined Science


Students need to undertake the required practical activities listed in the GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy,8464) so that they have the opportunity to experience all of the apparatus and techniques required by Ofqual.

We realise that sometimes students may miss these important lessons or need to familiarise themselves with the practical ready for the exams. So, the Biology department has produced a series of videos that cover most of the practical activities for the Biology section of work. These are designed to help support students in preparing for their GCSE Combined Science examination.

Students can view them at any time. We hope you find them useful.

YouTube “Required Practical Videos for Biology component of Combined Science” Playlist