Science (individual)

Why study individual sciences?

As with the combined science qualifications, taking individual sciences enables students to understand the world around them, understand the importance of science in our society, and how their individual subjects contribute to that.

Students develop and build on existing knowledge in science and further develop their planning and practical skills, such as conducting investigations, gathering information, team-work and evaluating findings.

The selection of required practicals are designed to help bring science learning to life. Assessments are designed to encourage all students to best show what they know and can do.

What will I learn?

The individual subjects are made up of a number of topics:

  • Biology
    – genetic variation and inheritance
    – genetic engineering
    – the use and production of antibodies
    – hormones in plants and animals
  • Chemistry
    – combustion
    – nanoparticles
    – titrations
  • Physics
    – electromagnetic induction
    – astronomy
    – the particle model

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations – two in each chosen subject

Future pathways and careers

  • Individual sciences can continue to be studied at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre
  • Medicine – doctors and nurses
  • Teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Personal trainer
  • Emergency services
  • Forensics

Examination board

AQA

For more information on individual science subjects, contact Mrs Motion via email: smotion@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

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