GCSE combined science


🎓 The Course

Students will study a combination of the three Sciences as listed below. They will be required to complete 16 practicals these will need to be reflected on in the exams. 

Biology 

Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology. 

Chemistry 

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. 

Physics 

Forces, Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure. 

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📝 Assessments

Students will take 6 exams at the end of Year 11; each 1 hour 15 minutes long. There will be 2 exams on each discipline of Science. There will be foundation and higher tiers but no mixed entries are allowed. They will be graded on a 17 point system e.g. 9-9, 9-8 etc.

Subject Contact:

Mr. Wilkinson

POST-16 academic:
  • A Level Biology/Human Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Environmental Studies
  • A Level Food Technology
  • A Level PE
  • A Level Psychology
POST-16 employment:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Marine Biology
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing
  • Teaching
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Research & Development
  • Physical Science
  • Biological Science/Biochemistry
  • Beauty
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Animal Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Conservation and Ecology
  • Construction