Compulsory SubjectGCSE Combined Science
GCSE Combined Science Video
Why Study Science?
Course Content & Development of Expertise
The KS4 Science course begins in Year 9. In Year 10 all students follow the Combined Science modules. These introduce topics such as genetics, atomic structure, energy and forces. These are followed using a mixture of practical work, investigation and discussion. In Year 11, students continue to build up their knowledge; there are topics on organ systems, chemical reactions and radioactivity.
This Science course gives all of the background required for students who may wish to take Biology, Chemistry or Physics at Advanced Level.
These courses lead to a wide variety of degrees and employment in engineering, the medical, environmental and research industries, to name but a few.
They can also lead to courses which qualify a student for practical and technological work in a wide range of industries, from health and sports to medical and work as a technician.
Qualification: GCSE Science
Awarding Body: AQA
There are required practical assessments that will need to be completed and are assessed in the written examinations.