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Science

Course Descriptions

Science options will be changing and will be split as follows:

  • Students in bands J1 and J2 will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Students in bands J3 to W4 will study Science Trilogy

Course

Description

Course Leaders

Science Trilogy

 

J3 – W4

 

16 scientific practicals. Students will study a range of biology, chemistry and physics topics such as: cells; infection; homeostasis; atomic structure; energy changes; organic chemistry; waves; forces; and electricity.

Mr M Briscoe

mjb@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk

and

Mr P Tzellos

ptz@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk

Physics

 

J1 – J2

Eight physics practicals. Students will study a range of physics topics such as: forces; energy; waves; electricity; magnetism and electromagnetism; particle theory of matter; atomic structure and space physics.

Mr M Briscoe

mjb@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk

Biology

 

J1 – J2

Eight biology practicals. Students will study a range of biology topics such as: cell biology; organisation; infection and response; bioenergetics’ homeostasis; inheritance and ecology.

Mr P Tzellos

ptz@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk

Chemistry

 

J1 – J2

Eight chemistry practicals. Students will study a range of chemistry topics such as: atomic structure and the periodic table; bonding; structure and the properties of matter; quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis and chemistry and the atmosphere.

Miss G Major

glm@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk

 

Assessment Format

Course

Papers/Duration

Result

Science Trilogy

 

Six 1 ¼ hour examinations.

Six papers: two biology, two chemistry, two physics.

Each paper = 16.7% of total GCSE

Double award, equivalent to two GCSEs

Physics

Two 1 ¾ hour examinations.

Each paper = 50% of total GCSE

Single award, equivalent to one GCSE

Biology

Two 1 ¾ hour examinations.

Each paper = 50% of total GCSE

Single award, equivalent to one GCSE

Chemistry

Two 1 ¾ hour examinations.

Each paper = 50% of total GCSE

Single award, equivalent to one GCSE

 


 

Mr Matthew Briscoe
BSc
Mr Panagiotis Tzellos
BSc