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Science GCSE



       Course Overview
       •  The GCSE science curriculum is designed to help candidates to achieve
         their full potential. The subject matter is relevant for today’s challenges
         and suitable for students of all levels of ability. Studying GCSE science
         will allow students to explain the world in which we live. Scientists
         provide technologies that have had a great impact on our society and
         the environment.

       Course Content - Combined Science
       •  Unlike in previous years, there are no separate Core and Additional
         Science qualifications. All students will instead study the Combined
         Science qualification, which is worth two GCSEs
       •  Pupils sit two examinations in each of biology, chemistry and physics
       •  There is no coursework element. Instead, within exams, pupils will be
         assessed on a total of 21 practical tasks that must be completed during
         the course


       Course Content - Triple Award (also known as the separate sciences)
       •  This qualification relates to three individual science qualifications in each
         of biology, physics and chemistry.
       •  Each qualification comprises two exams, each worth 50% of the final
         grade.
       •  There is no coursework element. Instead, within exams, pupils will be
         assessed on a total of eight practical tasks
         from each discipline (biology, chemistry,       Useful for...
         physics) that must be completed during the
         course                                          Engineering, health,
       •  This is aimed at pupils who are very           education, or any other
         interested in science and are looking to study   science-based industry.
         one or more of them at A-level and beyond.







                 Examination 75% | Controlled Assessment 25%
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