Science – GCSE
At GCSE level, students have the option to take a combined science qualification, or individual sciences.
Combined Science – GCSE
GCSE in Combined Science teaches students to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Through this study the course will enable students to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. They will learn to apply practical and problem solving skills in a laboratory environment and in the field and develop their ability to evaluate claims made on science by analysing methodology and evidence.
The study of Combined Science should give students a curiosity about the natural world and how science has a relevance in their everyday lives.
Key subject areas include:
- Development of scientific thinking
- Experimental skills and strategies
- Analysis and evaluation
- Scientific vocabulary, quantities, units, symbols and nomenclature