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20/09/18

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Mr. L. Davis

My GCSE Sociology class at have gone absolutely giddy as I gave them multi link cubes to help them understand sampling techniques. Went down a STORM! https://t.co/uLmnhZAkev

20/09/18

A great presentation from on career paths and future destinations https://t.co/VOqSq7ZWlL

19/09/18

A reminder that the PTA are hosting an outdoor cinema night this Saturday. For tickets - please go to https://t.co/OyXZKECfAO

19/09/18

Thanks for joining our governors Mr Solomonides! https://t.co/h2Irz9uVRt

12/09/18

This Saturday is the start of our Saturday school sessions for GCSE PE with Mr Becko! Looking forward to seeing our dedicated year 11 students at 9am

07/09/18

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Looking forward to meeting prospective pupils and parents tomorrow morning. See you all at 10am at Burnt Mill Academy.

05/09/18

Great hearing from regarding at our open evening tonight. Such an exciting time for education within our Trust!

05/09/18

This is great! https://t.co/bu1lYcdInU

31/08/18

Wow - what a great day with our passionate and dedicated staff planning our next stage in school improvement. Exceptional progress, behaviour and experiences for all. Can’t wait to see the students on Monday!

30/08/18

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Join us on 8 Sep, 10am at Burnt Mill to find out more information and how to apply for a place in Year 7. https://t.co/K56OIayt7R

28/08/18

Looking forward to seeing our wonderful students on Monday 3rd September at 8.45am for another exceptional year! https://t.co/zaWfLeHR2z

26/08/18

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. & not letting the rain stop them representing at the ! Real community spirit on show today https://t.co/jo6TardGiQ

26/08/18

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Mrs D Conlon

is at the We have , , and of course https://t.co/McwVyT9dV7

24/08/18

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Teri-Leigh Jones

This school will be brilliant - trust me, I know the head! https://t.co/yuioptDiMc

24/08/18

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Kelly Clark

Fantastic I secured for day at client https://t.co/ygrZwF14gx

24/08/18

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Come along to find out more about our school and how to apply for a Year 7 place. https://t.co/yB310mkBsX

23/08/18

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Robby West

Was day today. Went to who have a specialist dyslexia unit to help students with exams. https://t.co/gFW9jJ1BV8

09/08/18

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Things certainly didn't slow down for my client before the summer break. Just take a look at the I secured for in July for an idea of how busy they were... https://t.co/JSdkNk83uN

20/07/18

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BMAT Media Officer

MERSEA TRIP BOOSTS STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE. Full story - https://t.co/nF6Ogr0jQp https://t.co/3sclshEkug

18/07/18

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Students at visit Danish friends - https://t.co/OrlixI8w5B https://t.co/lk9VleWPiH

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Science – Combined

New GCSE for Current year 9 cohort – first accreditation in 2018

Exam board: Edexcel

Course code/specification number: 1CS0

Level of qualification: Level 2

What will students learn about?

The Combined Science GCSE is comprised of 3 components; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology topics include: Key concepts in biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, disease and the development of medicines, Plant Structures and their functions, Animal coordination, control and homeostasis, Exchange and transport in animals, Ecosystems and material cycles.

Chemistry topics include: Key concepts in chemistry, States of matter and mixtures, Chemical changes, Extracting metals and equilibria, Groups in the periodic table, Rates of reaction and energy changes, Fuels and Earth science.

Physics topics include: Key concepts of physics, Motion and forces, Conservation of energy, Waves, Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Radioactivity, Energy – Forces doing work, Forces and their effects, Electricity and circuits, Magnetism and the motor effect, Electromagnetic induction, Particle model, Forces and matter.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will engage in both literacy and maths within their Science qualification.

There are many topics which include mathematical formulae or balancing of equations.

Students will be assessed in their scientific skills on Core practicals during each of the exams.

How will students learning be assessed?

The Combined Science GCSE is equally weighted between 6 exams (each are worth 16.67% of the qualification):

  • Biology exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) – examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.
  • Chemistry exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) - examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.
  • Physics exam x 2 (each 1 hour 10 mins) - examined once in the summer term at the end of year 11.

Students will be assessed based upon a variety of question styles; Multiple-choice, Short answer, Calculation and Extended open-response.

There are no re-sit opportunities.

What grades can students access?

Students can complete Higher or Foundation level exams.

As currently understood the grades will be given on a numerical scale from 9-1 (9 being the highest grade)

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

Students can move onto complete A levels/college courses in any of the Sciences.

For further information please contact:

Mr P Conlon: p.conlon@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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