Science

GCSE

Science

Courses

1. GCSE COMBINED SCIENCE: TRILOGY - 2 GCSEs

2. GCSE SEPARATE SCIENCE AWARD (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS) - 3 GCSEs


Exam Board

AQA

What will you learn?

Students will cover a broad array of scientific concepts from all three branches of science; students learning about the world around them, the living body, and the role of science on modern technologies. Blending practical exploration with robust theoretical science this is the perfect course for budding scientists. The fundamental concepts and principles in Biology , Chemistry and Physics will be taught in the following topics :


Biology

1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. Bioenergetics 5. Homeostasis and response 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution 7. Ecology.


Chemistry

1. Atomic structure and the periodic table 2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter 3. Quantitative chemistry 4. Chemical changes 5. Energy changes 6. The rate and extent of chemical change 7. Organic chemistry 8. Chemical analysis 9. Chemistry of the atmosphere 10. Using resources.


Physics

1. Energy 2. Electricity 3. Particle model of matter 4. Atomic structure 5. Forces 6. Waves

7. Magnetism and electromagnetism 8. Space Physics (Separate Physics award only).

How will you be assessed?

1. GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy - is a double award and worth two GCSEs. It is assessed by six, 1 hour and 15 minute exams.

2. GCSE SEPARATE SCIENCE AWARD (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS) - is a triple award and worth three separate GCSEs. Each of the specialisms are assessed by two, 1 hour and 45 mins exams.

Where can this subject take you in the future?

Primarily this subject can give students the foundation knowledge they need to go onto BTEC , AS and A2 level courses. The career options and possibilities are limitless such as -

Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physicist, Biochemistry, Botanist, Engineering, Astronomy, Medical Research, Climate Scientist, Oceanographer, Sports Scientist, Zoologist, Pharmacist, Nuclear Engineer, Geneticist, Marine Engineer, Forensic Scientist, Education Laboratory Technician, Teaching, Lecturing, Ecologists, Acoustics Consultant, Archaeologist to name a few.