The Science department offers a GCSE which aims to meet the diversity of pupils’needs and aspirations. It emphasises explanations, theories and modelling in science along with the implications of science for society. The science department prepares pupils for examination in the ‘Combined Science A’ GCSE grades from OCR exam board.

Science will be studied by following this course which leads to the award of two GCSEs in Science. The course provides the opportunity to acquire the scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for life as a citizen.

Assessments for this course will be:

  •  100% on external examinations. These will be set and marked by OCR. They will include structured questions on the modules contained within each strand of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


External exams are taken in June of year 11.

The Science GSCE provides pathways to a wide range of career prospects.

You will have already started this GCSE course in Year 9.