This is the highest level of science available in the school, and comprises three separate GCSEs.
All students selected for this course will be given a comprehensive overview of physics, chemistry and biology. You will be extremely well placed to continue your studies in any chosen scientific discipline beyond GCSE level. This is a course that carries a lot of weight with further education providers, and will be respected as a sign of ability and intent for any future educational plans.
Students wishing to take Triple Science will be allocated a place on their science ability. There are 60 places available.
You will divide your time between biology, chemistry and physics during all three years. You will study the same topics as the students completing the double award, but you will study each idea in more breadth and depth. There is one extra topic in the Physics GCSE about space physics.
All of the content studied will be examined in the final exams in Year 11.
You will be assessed at the end of Year 11. There will be a total of six exams (two per GCSE) each lasting 105 minutes.
This qualification has no coursework component. Everything will be assessed in the exams at the end of the course.
You will leave in Year 11 with three GCSEs, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Is it for me?
You must be good at science! If your future might involve further studies in science then this the best course you can go on: particularly if you are looking at oversubscribed courses such as medicine and dentistry.
The study of three science subjects equips students for further study at A-level, leading to university study in the broad range of scientific subjects.