Optional SubjectGCSE Science Trilogy
GCSE Science Trilogy Video
Why Study Science?
As well as studying the same content as the Combined Science course, the Triple Science Programme offers extension units for Biology, Chemistry and Physics which turns the Combined Science qualifications into separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The Triple Science Programme is intended for highly motivated students who intend to study Science further in higher education and is aimed at those students who are high achievers. The expectation for students on the course is high.
Course Content & Development of Expertise
This course allows students to gain separate qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The early work at KS4 is common to that taken by Combined Science students so it is started in Year 9. The extra material in this course is not essential for progress to Advanced Level, however for students who really enjoy Science this course enables them to study the subject in a greater depth, gives them an extra GCSE and has as a greater overlap with Advanced Level work.
Triple Science students can 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. Students with Science degrees are highly sought after in many other areas such as accounting, sport and journalism, because an understanding of scientific principles shows the ability to think logically, to apply principles and predict the effects of change.
Optional Subject and available to some students
Awarding Body: AQA