The majority of students will follow the Combined Science GCSE course which covers the three Science disciplines in the traditional fashion, now know as Trilogy.
For a small number of students it will be more appropriate to take three awards in Science separately, Biology, Chemistry and Physics - Separate Sciences.
All Science GCSEs have been rewritten in line with government changes and incorporate the new grading system, replacing A*-G with 9-1, 9 being the highest grade and 1 the lowest grade.
Practicals are an essential part of student understanding of scientific theory. Parts of the course content are taught through 16 required practicals; these will be examined in the final examinations.
The qualification has six examination papers at the end of the course - two each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics - all 1¼ hours in length
The papers are equally weighted, each being worth 16.7% of the total mark
There will be a 17 point grading scale from 9-9, 9-8, 8-8, 8-7 through to 2-1, 1-1
Biology, Chemistry and Physics are treated as three separate qualifications. Each will be assessed by two examinations of 1¾ hours in length. The papers are equally weighted which means each is worth 50% of the total mark
Biology, Chemistry and Physics will each receive a grading from 9 to 1
GCSEs in Combined Science or Triple Science feed into any of the AS and A-Level Sciences and BTEC Level 3 Applied Science courses.
Combined Science Miss K Whiddett - email@example.com
Biology Mrs K Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemistry Mr D Stoneman - email@example.com
Physics Mrs L Bond - firstname.lastname@example.org