GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy
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.
Annual visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Optional study visit cost.
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.
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.