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William Morris Sixth Form

Science

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Studying science in the sixth form will help you to understand our changing world and respond to new technologies. You will be a better candidate for higher education courses at good universities and for jobs in a competitive economy. 

Our enthusiasm and excellent teaching will make your learning experience here enjoyable, thought-provoking and effective. We have created a working atmosphere which you will find to be friendly, caring and challenging, with innovative use of new technology as well as traditional practical work.  

In the science curriculum area we have consistently achieved very good exam results. We will help you to achieve the best possible grades, and we will use our expertise to guide you on to an appropriate university course.

Course Descriptions:

Level 3

 A Level Biology

 A Level Chemistry

 A Level Physics

BTEC Applied Science- Extended Certificate 2018

Level 2

 GCSE Double Science 2018

Courses  

Duration

Assessment

Minimum entry requirements

A level Biology

2 years

100% exams with a laboratory workbook recording work taken throughout the course.

6 for GCSE Core and Additional Science, 6 for GCSE Maths and English.

5 GCSEs grades 8-5.

A level Chemistry

2 years

100% exams and 12 practical assessments recorded through a laboratory workbook.

6 for GCSE Core and Additional Science (or GCSE chemistry), 6 for GCSE Maths and English.

5 GCSEs grades 8-5.

A level Physics

2 years

100% exams and practical competence recorded in laboratory workbook.

6 for GCSE Core and Additional Science (or GCSE Physcias), 6 for GCSE Maths and 6 for GCSE English.

5 GCSEs grades 8-5.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science 

2 years

50% external assessment

50% portfolio work

5 GCSEs 9 - 4 including, at minimum, 4-4 for GCSE Combined Science and 4 in GCSE Maths and English.

GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy)

1 year

100% exams

Entry requirements vary depending on your exact qualifications and background. We normally expect 3-3 or 4-3 in Combined Science with a 3 or higher in Maths.