Science

Double Science Year 10 (Core Science)
Examination Board AQA Science A

Students opting to do the Double Science course will start with Core Science in year 10. This is a one year course and it will be examined at the end of the year in the form of three written papers; one hour long paper, for each Science subject: Biology, Chemistry and Physics , and a piece of course work or controlled assessment.

Students will have a time table allocation of 10 hours of Science per fortnight.

The FUS Core Science Scheme of Work follow the AQA Science A specification very closely; http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a-4405 ( route 1).

Students and parents can find more support for the material covered in this course at; http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/

The learning opportunities in lessons and through homework tasks aim at developing independent learners who can describe, explain and apply knowledge to compare and evaluate secondary sources of information, and can confident young scientist who can make considered suggestions when analysing a problem. Students will be exposed to current technological developments and challenges such as cloning, global warming, nuclear power, recycling and alternative fuels among many other topics of traditional and contemporary importance.

Double Science Year 11 (Additional Science)
Examination Board AQA Science A

Students opting to do the Double Science course will on succeeding in their Y10 Core Science progress into the Additional Science course. This is a one year course and it will be examined at the end of the year in the form of three written papers; one hour long paper, for each Science subject: Biology, Chemistry and Physics , and a piece of course work or controlled assessment.

Students will have a time table allocation of 10 hours of Additional Science per fortnight.

The FUS Additional Science Scheme of Work follow the AQA Science A specification very closely; http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-science-4408

Students and parents can find more support for the material covered in this course at; http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_4/activities/science2.shtml

The learning opportunities in lessons and through homework tasks aim at developing independent learners who can describe, explain, apply knowledge to compare and evaluate primary and secondary sources of information and make confident suggestions when analysing a problem. Students will study fundamental concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in detail to prepare them for ‘A’ level courses in these subjects or alternatively give the opportunities to consolidate their communication and problems solving skills in the context scientific enquiry.

Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science)
Examination Board AQA Science A

Students opting to do the Triple Science course start Y10 studying unit 1 of ; Biology , Chemistry  and Physics. Followed in their second year or year 11 with the study of units 2 and 3 of; Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a piece of course work or controlled assessment respectively

Students will have a time table allocation of 15 hours of Science per fortnight.

The FUS Additional Science Scheme of Work follow the AQA Science A specification very closely;

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-4401

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-4403

Students and parents can find more support for the material covered in this course at; http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_4/activities/science2.shtml

The learning opportunities in lessons and through homework tasks aim at developing independent learners who can describe, explain, apply knowledge to compare and evaluate primary and secondary sources of information and make confident suggestions when analysing a traditional and contemporary problems. Students will study fundamental concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in detail to allow them to understand how science works and the impact of science and technology in society. The material covered and the skills that students develop in this course,  prepares them for ‘A’ level courses in these subjects, and  gives them opportunities to consolidate their communication and problems solving skills in preparation for further education and a career in  Science, Engineering, Technology or Mathematics.