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What is GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy:

In Year 10 all students study the GCSE Science- Trilogy and if they choose to they can expand this course to study the 3 separate subject in more detail by choosing the Triple Science option.

What about exams? What will I study?

Students complete a number of required practicals in each subject area throughout the 2 years. Students’ understanding is assessed as part of their final written exam

Students will complete 6 exams: 2 exams for Biology, 2 for Chemistry and 2 for Physics, each worth 16.7% each.

There are two levels – Foundation and Higher








. Cell biology

. Organisation

. Infection and response

. Bioenergetics

. Homeostasis and response

. Inheritance, variation and evolution

. Ecology

Chemistry -

. Atomic structure and the periodic table

. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

. Quantitative chemistry

. Chemical changes

. Energy changes

. The rate and extent of chemical change

. Organic chemistry

. Chemical analysis

. Chemistry of the atmosphere

. Using resources

Physics -

. Energy

. Electricity

. Particle model of matter

. Atomic structure

. Forces

. Waves

. Magnetism and Electromagnetism

What could I do next with GCSE Combined Science?

A grade of at least a C in GCSE science is required for Higher Education. Many careers starting at age 16 value the skills learned from following a science course. Many university courses in technical subjects require A level sciences.