WJEC GCSE Course

The course

The Science department aims to inspire and nurture an interest in the natural world and Universe; and develop skills and understanding that greatly increases young people’s choices and chances through further education and employment.

What will you study?

Our curriculum is built around the real life situations and experiences that young people face in everyday life, making what you learn useful, interesting and relevant.  Practical, hands on activities underpin our approach to scientific study both within and outside the laboratory.

Science A.

  • How Science works.
  • Adaptations, evolution and body maintenance.
  • The Earth and its resources.
  • Energy, radiation and the Universe.

 

Additional Science

  • How Science works.
  • Cells and metabolism, digestion and respiration, biodiversity.
  • Atoms, bonding and chemical change.
  • Electricity, forces and nuclear physics.

 

How will you be assessed?

  • 75% exam
  • 25% coursework
  • 75% exam
  • 25% coursework

What skills will you develop?

  • An understanding of the relationships between hypotheses, evidence, theories and explanations.
  • An awareness of risk and the ability to assess potential risks and benefits of science.
  • Observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to evaluate the implications of science for society.
  • Skills in communication, mathematics and the use of technology in scientific contexts.
  • The ability to critically analyse and evaluate claims based on science.

Future pathways available post 16

  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Environmental Science
  • A Level Psychology