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Science

Qualifications: GCSE combined Science
Exam Board/Specifications: AQA Trilogy

Is this course right for you?

This course is for those students who do not wish to study extra Science (Triple Award Science) in Years 10 and 11. This may be because Science is not their strongest or favourite subject, or because they prefer to study a wider range of subjects within their option choices. However, students on the Combined Science course are still able to study the Science subjects in the Sixth Form and progress into higher education Science courses or into science-based careers.

What does the course involve?

Students will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics disciplines across the two years.

What about controlled assessments and exams?

100% examination. Students will sit two examination papers per subject and carry out practical skills assessments, which will be graded as a pass or fail.

Progression opportunities (Sixth Form and beyond)

Students who achieve a good pass in Combined Sciences are well equipped to embark on AS and A2 Level Science courses (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), as well as BTEC Applied Science at Level 3 at John Cleveland Sixth Form or other providers.

 

Science – Triple (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 
GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Physics

Exam Board/Specification:  AQA Trilogy

Triple Science constitutes one option choice. You will study Science both in Combined Science time and in one option block. If you opt to study Triple Science you will follow separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE courses for the full two years. This leads to three separate GCSEs. There are two tiers of entry: Higher and Foundation.

Is this course right for you?

If you opt for Triple Science you should be enthusiastic about Science and have the intention of studying Science subjects to AS and/or A2 level or pursuing a Science-based career.

Embarking on the Triple Science course, you should be expecting to achieve a profile of a 6 or above in KS3 Science as the content covered becomes more challenging as the course progresses.

What does the course involve?

You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in depth across the two GCSE years.

What about controlled assessments and exams?

100% examination. You will sit two examination papers per subject and carry out practical skills assessments which will be graded as a pass or fail.

Progression opportunities (Sixth Form and beyond)

Achieving a good pass in Triple Science equips you to embark on AS and A2 level Science courses (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), as well as, BTEC Applied Science at Level 3 at John Cleveland Sixth Form or other providers and into Science courses in higher education or into Science based careers.

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