Key Stage 4

You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics under the guidance of subject specialists; all courses include an externally examined and an internally assessed element. The percentage weightings of these differ with the differing qualifications and each student will receive individual guidance on the route that is best for their individual needs. Science is a practical subject and this is reflected in the teaching of the course.

  • Pathway 1 - separate sciences. Students study biology, chemistry and physics as a separate award science. There is more content than the triple award and the students are awarded 3 GCSEs at the end of the course.
  • Pathway 2 - trilogy award sciences. Students student biology, chemistry and physics and are awarded two GCSEs in science at the end.

Students are taught in ability groups (sets) in Science and we assess all sets on a regular basis, providing feedback to help you move forward and achieve your full potential.


We have various text book resources for use in school and will recommend revision materials to support your learning outside school. These have been written especially for the AQA Science courses.

If you have any queries, please contact Mr M Snape, Acting Head of Science - mjs@malbank.cheshire.sch.uk

Period 6

Science support for GCSE students has never been better. We now offer three sessions per week where students can revise and develop their Science skills. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Monday and Wednesday after school 

We will also be offering support sessions during the school holidays. Your teacher will give you more details about these sessions.