What will I learn?
GCSE Combined Science provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. You will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Practical work is an intrinsic part of science and practical skills will continue to be developed throughout this course. There are 16 practicals that you will carry out and write up during the course, as elements from a number of the practicals will be assessed in the written examinations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be entered for either Foundation or Higher tier examinations. There are six exams in total. Two for Biology, two for Chemistry and two for Physics. All of the papers are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Question styles include multiple choice, structured, closed and open short answer questions, with emphasis on knowledge and application.
Are there any entry requirements?
Where could it lead?
Many jobs require a scientific background for example medicine, engineering, dentistry, research posts.
What would complement this course?
Geology and PE.
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