Course Overview

Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification: GCSE Combined Science
Location: Digitech

You will study a GCSE combined Science course worth 2 GCSEs. You will learn a variety of interesting topics including earth sciences, genetics, and motion, forces and energy.

What Will I Learn?

On this course you will:

  • develop scientific knowledge and understanding in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop and learn to apply skills (observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving)
  • question what they hear/read/see in the media and use their scientific knowledge to form arguments of support, contention or neutrality
  • make informed decisions, and take appropriate actions, about issues that affect their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others and the environment
  • make links between science and their other subjects e.g. maths and sport

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Assessment & Qualifications

There are 6 exam papers at the end of year 11, 2 papers for biology, chemistry and physics, each 70  minutes long and worth 16.7% of the final combined science grade.

There are two exam tier choices. Foundation tier will cover grades 1–5. Higher tier will cover grades 4-9.

There is no controlled assessment or coursework. Students will complete core practicals and be questioned on these as part of their written exams.

Career Progression

Science is an important subject for a number of careers and to move onto study science based subjects at higher education.

Careers in the Science sector include: Biologist, Nuclear Scientist, Healthcare professional, and Forensic Scientists.

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