In recognition of the important role that Science plays in everyday life, the National Curriculum requires that students must study at least two GCSEs in the subject. The course offers a substantial introduction into all three main areas of science, and will prepare students well for A levels. Students will be working towards a single qualification called Combined Science, which is awarded two GCSE grades 1-1 to 9-9 and counts as two GCSEs.
Students will divide their time between Biology, Chemistry and Physics during all three years. All of the content studied will be examined in the final exams in Year 11.
Students are assessed at the end of Year 11. There will be a total of six exams (two each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics) each lasting 75 minutes.
This qualification has no coursework component. Everything will be assessed in the exams at the end of the course.
- Cell biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
- Magnetism and electromagnetism
- Particle model of matter
- Atomic structure
- Atomic structure and the periodic table
- Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
- Quantitative chemistry
- Chemical changes
- Energy changes
- The rate and extent of chemical change
- Organic chemistry
- Chemical analysis
- Chemistry of the atmosphere
- Using resources