Triple Science

Please see below for detailed Annual Overviews.

At Penryn College there are 2 pathways studied in science:

Pathway 2: Triple Science

KS4 Triple Science
Students are assessed at the end of Year 11 and will gain a GCSE in all three science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). In Year 10 students are taught by staff in specialisms. They rotate around 3 members of staff and will cover the units shown below by the end of Year 10. Year 11 are taught by one member of staff in most cases, and the topics below are taught in year 11. The aim is to finish the course by February half term so there is ample time left for structured revision in lessons, to aid the independent revision that students should be conducting throughout the year. Students will undertake required practical’s, with the potential of being asked about these in the exams.

AQA GCSE Biology gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment. It can open the doors to future careers in Medicine and the Life Sciences. Students study the course in Years 10 and 11 alongside the separate Chemistry and Physics course.

AQA GCSE Chemistry gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of the nature of substances and how they react together, how Chemistry is used in business and industry and how our use of raw materials in fuels and manufacturing can affect the global and local environment. Students study the course in Years 10 and 11 alongside the separate Biology and Physics course.

AQA GCSE Physics gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of the use and transfer of energy, waves, radiation and the application of Physics. Students study the course in Years 10 and 11 alongside the separate Chemistry and Biology course.

Year 10 – Biology
Biology Paper 1
B1. Cell Biology
B2. Organisation
B3. Infection and response
B4.Photosynethesis

Year 11 – Biology
Biology Paper 2
B5. Homeostasis and response
B6. Inheritance and response
B7. Ecology

Year 10 – Chemistry
Chemistry Paper 1
Recap of C1 – Atomic structure and the periodic table
C2 – Bonding
C3 – Quantitative Chemistry
C4 – Chemical changes
C5 – Energy changes

Year 11 – Chemistry
Chemistry Paper 2
C6 – Rates of reaction
C7 – Organic Chemistry
C8 – Chemical analysis
C9 – The atmosphere
C10 – Using resources

Year 10 – Physics
Physics Paper 1
Recap of P1 – Energy
P2 – Electricity
P3 – The particle model of matter
P4 – Atomic Structure

Year 11 – Physics
Physics Paper 2
P5 – Forces
P6 – Waves
P7 – Magnets and electromagnets
P8 – Space