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GCSE Combined Double Award Science worth two GCSE grades at 9 to 1

The new GCSE Combined Science award is 100% examination assessment at the end of year 11.

The GCSE Combined Science Award is comprised of two tiers:

Higher tier – Grades 9 to 4 can be achieved
Foundation tier – Grades 5 to 1 can be achieved

The course is designed to provide students with a good grounding in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The qualification gained through this course will enable pupils to move on to A Level courses in Science.

During the Combined Science course you will cover a range of topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

You will also complete a range of experiments including experiments specified by the examination board that will be examined through the written paper.

Triple Science leading to three separate qualifications at grades 9 to 1.

The new GCSE Triple Science awards are 100% examination assessment at the end of year 11.

The GCSE Triple Science examination papers are comprised of two tiers for each award:

Higher tier – Grades 9 to 4 can be achieved
Foundation tier – Grades 5 to 1 can be achieved

This course provides pupils with a more extended understanding in Science by covering more units than in the GCSE Combined Science Award. These pupils will gain separate GCSE grades for each of the three qualifications.

The qualifications gained through this course will enable pupils to move on to A Level courses in Science. During the Triple Science course you will develop a much more in depth understanding of scientific concepts which cover a wider range of topics than the Combined Science course.

These topics include work with microscopes, the Periodic Table, forces, radiation, space and electricity.

You will also complete a range of experiments including experiments specified by the examination board that will be examined through the written paper.

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