We will be following the Edexcel B Linear A Level specification. In all science specifications, there is no longer a coursework element. Instead, there is a focus on practical skills over a range of core practicals. The core practicals will be assessed in the written exam papers and by the teacher as part of a practical endorsement at A Level. This is separate to the A Level grade and will be reported as a pass on the A Level certificate. All specifications will also include questions assessing mathematical skills that will make up 10% of the exam papers.
There will be 3 exams at the end of Year 13. Paper 1 and paper 2 will each cover half of the A Level topics and paper 3 will cover all of the A Level topics and assessment of practical skills. All three papers will include questions assessing maths skills.
Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy
Special Requirements: Grade 6/6 or above in combined science or two grade 6 (including Biology and one other science) if taken as triple science
Exam Board: Edexcel