We are very pleased to announce that for the first time at St John Fisher Catholic College we are able to offer GCSE Triple Science as a subject that pupils can opt for at the end of Year 8 and count as one of their option choices. They will still be allocated all of their ‘core’ sciences, but they will have more time to study for GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics.
It is important to note that this course is very demanding and as such the pupils must achieve at least a Grade 2H in their Year 8 Science Examination to be able to choose this option.
The Year 8 Examinations begin on 5th February. Preparation for these exams is taking place in class and support material is available through ‘Show My Homework’ as well through ‘Kerboodle’ using the ‘Activate’ online textbooks.
Pupils who do not study GCSE Triple Science will all study GCSE Combined Science. The Science Department will also continue to offer GCSE Astronomy as an option.
If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me at school. The Science teachers will be able to discuss this further during Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 21st March and at the Option Evening that will take place on Wednesday 7th March.
Mr R Wakefield
Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum)