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KS4 Science

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Assessment Overview

 

Year group

Assessment(s)/End of Year Exams

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Topic tests at the end of each topic.

On a discretionary basis – midyears covering the first half of the year’s topics.

End of Year exams in June/July – Paper 1 for Biology, Chemistry, Physics. 70 marks, 1hr 15 mins (combined); 100 marks, 1 hr 45 mins (triple).

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Topic tests at the end of the majority of topics.

PPEs in Nov – Paper 1 for Biology, Chemistry, Physics. 70 marks, 1hr 15 mins (combined); 100 marks, 1 hr 45 mins (triple).

PPEs in Feb/Mar – Paper 2 for Biology, Chemistry, Physics. 70 marks, 1hr 15 mins (combined); 100 marks, 1 hr 45 mins (triple).

Final GCSE exams will be Papers 1 and 2 for each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics – 70 marks, 1 hr 15 mins each worth 1/6th of the double GCSE grade (combined). For triple science – each GCSE (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) has Papers 1 and 2 – 100 marks, 1 hr 45 mins each, each paper worth ½ of the respective GCSE.

 

How parents/carers can help?

Year group

Online homework/Knowledge Organisers/Revision techniques

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Online learning via Seneca. Knowledge organiser quizzing of key vocabulary. Support using revision websites – BBC Bitesize.

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Online learning via Seneca. Quizzing using revision resources (knowledge organisers, fast knowledge packs, revision guides). Support using revision websites – BBC Bitesize, FreeScienceLessons (YouTube), Fuse School (YouTube).

 

Website(s) to support learning

Seneca Learning - https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

BBC Bitesize – either KS3 Science (Y7-Y9) or GCSE AQA Combined Science (Y10-11, combined) or GCSE AQA Biology/Chemistry/Physics (Y10-11, triple) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

GCSE – FreeScienceLessons - https://www.youtube.com/c/freesciencelessons

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