What will be studied?
Students following the Triple Science course will study three GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All of these qualifications have been developed in order to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations. Whilst the content of this course is similar to that studied in the Double Science qualification it covers topics in more depth and includes additional, more challenging content
The topics covered in GCSE Biology include:
Cell Biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation, evolution and ecology.
The topics covered in GCSE Chemistry include:
Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, structure and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes and energy changes.
The topics covered in GCSE Physics include:
Energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism and space.
Who will this course suit?
Any students with an enthusiasm for Science and an interest in understanding and explaining the biological, physical and chemical world around them.
|Exam board and specification|
|Course code||Biology – 8461
Chemistry – 8462
Physics – 8463
|QAN||Biology – 601/8752/9
Chemistry – 601/8757/8
Physics – 601/8751/7
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How is the course assessed?
The qualification is linear so all exams will be taken at the end of year 11.
For each Science there are two exams. These exams are all equally weighted and have 100 marks available in each.
Each written exam is 1 hour 45 minutes and is available as 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!