Both programmes terminate in exams at the end of Year 11.
During Year 10 on the Trilogy and triple schemes of work, students will study the following modules:
In Year 11, students will move on to:
Trilogy students will be timetabled for 10 hours of lessons in a fortnight whereas Triple Students have 5 lessons in each subject per fortnight.
Each area of study is broken down into smaller modules which are assessed after, on average, about 10 lessons. Students are also required to maintain a practical book which focuses on content from the lessons but as importantly the science skills and maths skills that will be examined in Year 11. Students are given a revision guide to help them and an online access to Kerboodle and GCSEpod to support their learning.
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For the Trilogy Combined Science the exams at the end of Year 11 consist of:
2 Biology papers each 1 hour and 15 minutes long and comprising 70 marks each
2 Chemistry paper of the same duration and comprising 70 marks each
2 Physics papers of the same duration and comprising 70 marks each
Each paper is worth 16.7% of the total mark
Students will sit exams at either Foundation of Higher level and questions will include multiple choice, structured questions, closed short answer and open responses
Triple Scientists will sit the following exams at the end of Year 11:
2 Biology papers each of 1 hour and 45 minutes and comprising 100 marks each
2 Chemistry papers of the same duration and comprising 100 marks each
2 Physics papers of the same duration and comprising 100 marks each
The style of questions is the same as for the trilogy GCSE exams.
The practical books are based on a set of practicals that the examination board
Whilst Triple Science helps students to prepare for A-level, it is not essential for students to complete this option in order to do A-level. Students can still do A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics having only completed Trilogy Combined Science GCSE and triple (whilst helping to prepare them for this path) is not essential.