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Triple Science (Bi, Ch & Ph)

Exam Board and Specification: AQA GCSE
Biology (8461), Chemistry (8462), Physics (8463)



Students will learn the impact of scientific developments throughout history and the challenges that lie ahead for future scientists. Science GCSE will prepare all to be scientifically literate in preparation for stepping into a world increasingly dominated by scientific advancements. Students will learn the scientific process and develop the skills to challenge, think for themselves and have confidence in their own analytic prowess.


Triple Science GCSE consists of the following topics:

Biology: Cell Biology, Organisation, Infection and Response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis, Inheritance, Variation, Evolution and Ecology.

Chemistry: Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table, Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter, Quantitative Chemistry, Chemical Changes, Energy Changes, Rate of Chemical Change, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Using Resources.

Physics: Energy, Electricity, Particle Model of Matter, Atomic Structure, Forces, Waves, Magnetism and Electromagnetism and Space.


Triple Science GCSE will be assessed by six public examinations held in the summer term of Year 11. These will involve two papers in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All papers will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration, have 100 marks available and include the option of Higher and Foundation papers.

The GCSE will be awarded with the new 1 – 9 grade system and the examinations will include questions based on practical lessons carried out throughout the year. Students will receive separate GCSE’s for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Students will be expected to complete homework tasks of up to 2 hours per week

For further information contact: Mr Rake 

Careers This Subject Leads Onto:

  • Medicine
  • Scientific research
  • Engineering
  • Teaching
  • Marine Biology

Teaching Methods Used:

  • Group work
  • Practical experimentation
  • Independent enquiry
  • Research