Two pupils in a science lesson

Science is a Core Subject at Key Stage 4 and all students must study Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics.

Routes through science

At St. Joseph’s there are two main routes to science GCSEs, either a two-GCSE Combined Science, or a three-GCSE separate science route (consisting of GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics). The majority of students will take GCSE Combined Science. We have one class of Separate Science students selected based on Target Grades and performance in school.