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Science KS4 In line with the school mission and vision: 

The Dukhan English School Science department aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum accessible to all pupils, regardless of ability, gender, race, creed or culture, building on the primary curriculum in a manner that is continuous and progressive. 

We recognise and aim to contribute to the understanding that the school is in the heart of a culturally diverse community that is united by respect and understanding. 

We aim to support the community of students, staff and parents through the delivery of a high quality Science education.  

As a department, we aim to become trusted and valued partners in this community committed to the learning, development and success of all students. 

We will aim to care for all students by providing specialist, well-resourced facilities that are both safe and stimulating for the pupils to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding and to maintain their level of enthusiasm. 

We aim to inspire and challenge all students through a ‘hands-on’ investigative approach to science lessons that encourage students to strive to do their best and fulfil their potential. 

We recognise and promote the schools commitment to life-long learning, traditional and cultural values and aim to embed these into the science curriculum. 

We aim to provide a science curriculum that encourages all members of our school to be healthy individuals, global citizens, reflective and creative thinkers. 

More specifically: 

We aim to develop in the pupils problem solving and investigative skills as well as informed attitudes. 

In order to reach their full potential the pupils must have access to a challenging and varied curriculum, tailored to individual and group needs. 

Pupils should be encouraged to put knowledge and understanding of the application of Science in a social and ethical context and to make evaluations.

In all aspects of our classroom experience, we incorporate the best aspects of 21st competencies. Further to this, we are fully aware of the application of our subject in the wider word, therefore we have focus on STEM cross-curricular points to highlight the multifarious extension opportunities that are inherent in our subject. 


We are reflective in our practice and take a collaborative approach to cascading best practice. At all times, we are putting the learning process and delivery of effective teaching at our core.

In an effort to deliver a world-class education, Science is now a core subject in Dukhan English School. All pupils at the end of the Year 9 course move on to study Edexcel Science at IGCSE level to complement our Edexcel A-Level courses.  We offer 3 pathways at IGCSE which are determined for pupils according to summative and formative assessment data from year 9. Post year 9 End of Year Exam pupils are banded into ability sets: Sets 1 and 2 (Separate Science), set 2 (Double Award Science) and set 4 (Single Award Science). These groupings are constantly subject to review throughout the course, allowing pupil to move both ways appropriately.

Year 10

Examinations:

Year 10 (2017.18) Examined: Summer 2019

Academic Set

Exam Board

Qualification/

Course

Syllabus Code (Bio, Chem and Physics)

Assessment Requirements

Level

1 and 2

Edexcel

Separate Science

4BI1, 4CH1, 4PH1

Paper 1B, 1C and 1P  (same as Double Award, see below) and papers:

2B, 2C and 2P: 38.9% each (70 marks), 1hr 15mins each.

Grades: A*-G

Core 

 

and…

 

Extended

3

Edexcel

Double Award

4SD0

Paper 1B, 1C and 1P: 61.1% each (110 marks), 2 hrs each.

Core

4

Edexcel

Single Award

4SS0

Paper 1, 2 and 3: 33.3% each (60 marks), 1 hr 10 mins each.

Grades: A*-G

Core


Year 11

Examination:

Year 11 (2017.18) Examined: Summer 2018

Academic Set

Exam Board

Qualification/

Course

Syllabus Code (Bio, Chem and Physics)

Assessment Requirements

Level

1 and 2

Edexcel

International GCSE – (Biology, chemistry or Physics)

4BI0/1B, 4CH0/1C and 4PH0/1P

Paper 1B (66.6%), 1C (66.7%) and 1P (66.6%): (120 marks each), 2 hrs each

and papers:

2B (33.3%), 1C (33.4%) and 1P (33.3%): 1hr each.

Grades: A*-G

Core 

 

and…

 

 

Extended

3

Edexcel

International GCSE - Double Award Science

4SC0

Paper 1B (33.3%), 1C (33.4%) and 1P (33.3%): (120 marks each), 2 hrs each.

Grades: A*-G

Core

4

CIE

Combined Science

0653

Paper 1 (MC): 30%, 40 marks, 45mins

and

Paper 3 (Theory): 50%, 80 marks, 1hr 15mins

And

Paper 6 (Alternative to Practical): 20%, 60 marks, 1 hr

Grades: C-G

Core

Click on the links below for more details on content and skills taught within each Science specialism stream:

KS4 Biology Overview
KS4 Biology Syllabus
KS4 Chemistry Overview
KS4 Chemistry Syllabus
KS4 Physics Overview
KS4 Physics Syllabus