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Triple Science

GCSE Separate Science (AQA)

GCSE Separate Science - including GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics (AQA)

At The Roseland Academy, our intention for teaching separate sciences is to provide our students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles in each scientific discipline. We recognise the importance of nurturing a strong foundation in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to prepare our students for future academic pursuits and career opportunities in STEM-related fields.

Through separate science education, we aim to:

Foster a deeper appreciation and curiosity for the natural world: By delving into each scientific subject individually, students can explore the intricacies and wonders of life, matter, and the universe, igniting their passion for scientific inquiry.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Our separate science curriculum encourages students to analyse complex scientific concepts, apply their knowledge to real-world situations, and develop robust problem-solving abilities essential for their academic and professional growth.

Promote scientific literacy and communication: We emphasise effective communication of scientific ideas, theories, and findings, enabling students to express their knowledge confidently and coherently, both in written and verbal forms.

Encourage scientific experimentation and research: Practical science work is a crucial aspect of our separate science course, allowing students to conduct experiments, gather data, and draw meaningful conclusions, thereby cultivating their scientific investigative skills.

Prepare students for further education and careers: With a strong grounding in each scientific discipline, our students are better equipped to pursue higher education in specialised scientific fields or enter diverse careers that demand a profound understanding of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Instill an awareness of ethical and responsible scientific practices: We aim to develop responsible scientists who understand the ethical implications of their work and are committed to utilising their knowledge for the betterment of society and the environment.

By providing a rigorous and stimulating separate sciences education at The Roseland Academy, we aspire to nurture the next generation of scientifically literate, inquisitive, and socially responsible individuals, empowering them to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of science and society as a whole.

The course content is similar to the Combined Science, however there is a more in-depth study of each of the science disciplines.

Biology Subject content:
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology
8. Key ideas

Chemistry Subject content:
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
6. The rate and extent of chemical change
7. Organic chemistry
8. Chemical analysis
9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
10. Using resources

Physics Subject content:
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
5. Forces
6. Waves
7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space physics (physics only)

This qualification are all linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.