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Science (Combined)

GCSE Science (Combined)

Examination board: AQA

It is assessed through 6 exams at the end of year 11, each 1 hour 45 minutes long and worth 100 marks each. The exam board we use is AQA. There are two tiers of entry available – Higher (grades awarded are 9-4) and Foundation (grades awarded are 5-1). Students should have an idea of their tier of entry, though for some students around the 4-5 grade, this decision won’t be made until after the Pre-Public Exam (PPE) at the end of this term.  

It is important that your child has a scientific calculator and brings it to every Science lesson. We recommend the same calculator as is required by the maths department.  

Revision guides and workbooks are available to buy in school for the triple science specification at either the higher or foundation tier (available via parent pay). Please contact your child’s teacher if you are unsure which tier of revision guide to buy.