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Science is about finding out how the world works. It is about asking questions about the natural world and testing answers to those questions. Questions like: Why does an aircraft fly? How does the internet work? How are bacteria both good and bad for us?
All students study Combined Science GCSEs – Trilogy. Work towards these qualifications starts in year 9. If you chose to do triple science then you will study for separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
You will do GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy which is worth two GCSEs. These GCSEs will be an average of your performance across all of the exam papers – 4 exam papers at 1 hour 15 minutes each paper.
This programme will give you a total of two GCSEs.
This course provides the detailed scientific knowledge required to study at Level 3 – any A Level in Science or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Science currently on offer and it is a requirement for Beauty Therapy Level 3. It is a desirable subject for most courses and jobs.
The course will help you to understand the world around you and make informed decisions about science in the media.
Triple Science can only be chosen by pupils with a proven track record of academic achievement and effort. Due to the rigour of this course pupils will need a current grade of at least a 3d to select this subject and will be chosen based on their effort across the year.
You will achieve three separate GCSEs:
Two 1 hour 45 minute written answer exams in June of Year 11 for each of the GCSEs
A pupil choosing to follow the Triple Science course demonstrates a high interest and talent in science making it easier to access courses in science-based subjects at A Level and university level. If you are considering a science related career and you thoroughly enjoy Science then Triple Science is the course for you.
There are various careers in Science. Here are some examples:
GCSE Science provides you with a suitable foundation for the continued study of the science at a more advanced level e.g.
See Mrs Sayer – Head of Science Faculty