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AQA Synergy or two of the three seperate sciences in 2018

Discussion in 'Science' started by barbarafrater, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. barbarafrater

    barbarafrater New commenter

    With current Yr 9 we are starting the reformed AQA GCSE spec.
    We are looking that the assessment regime for new AQA Combined Science(trilogy); 6 x 1hr10 exams, and comparing to the feasibility of entering lower ability students for two of the three separates at foundation tier; 4 x 1hr45 exam.
    Moral dilemma of only teaching two of the three disciplines aside; has anyone else considered this as an option?
    Alternatively; as a center who currently do OCR Gateway; Does the AQA Combined Science Big Ideas (synergy) stack up more favorably?
    Thanks
     
  2. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    From my understanding, entering students for 2/3 sciences would mean that their results would not count as part of the progress 8 / attainment 8 scores which require either Double Science or results from all three Sciences separately
     

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