What will be studied?
Combined science (Trilogy) combines the three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) to make a double award equivalent to two GCSE’s. The combined trilogy specification has been developed in order to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations.
The Trilogy Biology topics covered include:
Cell Biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation, evolution and ecology.
The Trilogy Chemistry topics covered include:
Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, structure and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.
The Trilogy Physics topics covered include:
Energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism.
Who will this course suit?
Students who are interested in science and would like to understand and explaining the biological, physical and chemical world around them however do not wish to choose to study the Triple Science route.
|Exam board and specification|
|Course code||Trilogy – 8464|
|QAN||Trilogy – 601/8758/X|
|Web link to specification|
How is the course assessed?
The qualification is linear so all exams will be taken at the end of year 11.
There will be six exams of equal weighting, each out of 70 marks, which will combine together to give two GCSEs.
Each written exam will be 1 hour 15 minutes, offering both foundation and higher tier.
What will this qualification lead to?
As well as providing a sound foundation for A-level study in a number of subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Computer Science and Physical Education, GSCE’s in the three Sciences can lead to a range of careers. These include; Dentist, Doctor, Forensic scientist, Teacher, Astronaut, Astronomer, Audiologist, Clinical psychologist, Ecologist, Engineer, Laboratory technician, Meteorologist, Microbiologist, Nanotechnologist, Electrician, Palaeontologist, Pharmacologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Nutritionist, Vet, Zoologist and many more!