Double Science GCSE

Course Summary

The GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy course enables students to explore exciting topics in biology, chemistry and physics and develop their knowledge and understanding of science.  Subject specialists teach the appropriate topics, focusing on their area of expertise.  It is suitable for students of all abilities and aspirations and the course encourages students to understand theoretical concepts alongside developing practical skills.

Students sit six exams – gaining the equivalent of two GCSEs.   It’s excellent preparation if students want to study science after Key Stage 4.

Triple Science GCSE

Course Summary

As an alternative to the core option of Double Science, students can extend this to Triple Science. This will count as one of your additional four options that you choose.

GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics

  • GCSE Biology enables students to gain a good understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment. Students can see how science is used to solve problems ranging from infectious diseases to creating biofuels.
  • GCSE Chemistry gives students the opportunity to understand the nature of substances and how they react together, how Chemistry is used in business and industry and how our use of raw materials in fuels and manufacturing can affect the global and local environment.
  • GCSE Physics offers students the chance to gain a good understanding of the use and transfer of energy, waves and their uses, radioactivity and the application of Physics. Students will learn to ask and answer questions about the fundamental laws that govern natural phenomena and will be engaged by concepts like nuclear fusion and evidence of the Big Bang.

Curriculum Maps for Science