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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Science Year 11

ratStudents continue with their GCSE Combined Science or Triple Science course.

Assessments

All content is examined at the end of Year 11. This includes content they have covered in year 9 and year 10. Students will have regular assessments during the year to track their progress and understanding of the content.

Specification details

Students are following the AQA GCSE (9-1) specification. Students following the Combined Science (Trilogy) or Triple Science route will cover the same topics, with Triple Science students covering some of these topics in more detail. During Year 11 students will cover the topics outlined below, along with revision of earlier topics in preparation for the final examinations.  By the end of Year 11 students will have covered the topics listed below:

Biology (combined and triple science)

B1: Cell level systems

B2: Scaling up

B3: Organism level systems

B4: Community level systems

B5: Genes, inheritance and selections (interactions between systems)

B6: Global challenges

Chemistry (combined and triple science)

C1: Particles

C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures

C3: Chemical reactions

C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products.

C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions

C6: Global challenges

Physics (combined science)

P1: Matter

P2: Forces

P3: Electricity and magnetism

P4: Waves and radioactivity

P5: Energy

P6: Global challenges

Physics (triple science)

P1: Matter

P2: Forces

P3: Electricity

P4: Magnetism and magnetic fields

P5: Waves in matter

P6: Radioactivity

P7: Energy

P8: Global challenges

Further details about the courses can be found by following the links below:

Combined Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

 

 

 Practical skills

As part of the new specification students will cover and participate in required practical work to develop their practical skills and their understanding of how science works. Students can expect to be examined on their understanding of this practical work at the end of the course.