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​GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy 

 

Level                   2

Qualification      2 x GCSEs

Duration             1 year Double Block (9 hours per week)


 

 

What will I study?

 

Biology: Cell biology, health of and control in the human body, respiration, photosynthesis, ecology and an introduction to genes and evolution.

Chemistry: Atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, chemical analysis and chemistry of the atmosphere.

Physics: Energy, electricity, forces, waves and magnetism.

 

Study Visits

Annual visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Cost

Optional study visit cost.

 

Assessment

There are six external exams (available in higher or foundation tiers). Each counts for 16.67% of your overall grade and each is 1 hour 15 minutes long (2 x Biology, 2 x Chemistry, 2 x Physics).

 

Your qualification will be graded on a 17 point scale: 1-1 to 9-9 where 9-9 is the best grade.


There are 21 required practical activities that have to be undertaken in class and there is also a new emphasis on the mathematical requirement of the course.

 

Entry Criteria

At least 1 x D (Grade 3) in a GCSE Science subject  (or a Distinction in BTEC Level 2 science).

At least Grade 2 in GCSE mathematics.

 

Useful Supporting Courses

GCSE Science is essential for careers in teaching and nursing and for anyone wishing to study science at A level.

It links usefully with Health & Social Care and Sport due to having complementary biology topics.