Science

Why study Double Science?

Double Science allows you to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics and combine them into two GCSE’s. Double Science is not only a fun and engaging course which gives you the opportunity to take part in lots of exciting practical experiments but it also counts towards the English Baccalaureate. 

What does it prepare me for in the future?

Students who achieve a minimum of a B in Double Science have the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics at A level. Students who achieve a C grade or above have the opportunity to study our new Applied Science. An A*-C in Double Science will support application to universities and in the jobs market.

What will I learn?

Core Science Additional Science
B1 - You and Your Genes  B4 - The processes of Life
B2 - Keeping Healthy  B5 - Growth and development
B3 - Life on Earth  B6 - Brain and mind
   
C1 - Air Quality C4 - Chemical patterns
C2 - Material choice C5 - Chemicals of the natural environment
C3 - Chemicals in our lives, risks and benefits C6 - Chemical synthesis
   
P1 - The Earth in the Universe P4 - Explaining motion
P2 - Radiation and life P5 - Electric circuits
P3 - Sustainable energy P6 - Radioactive material                              

What skills will I acquire?

You will not only learn the scientific content of Double Science but the skills to analyse and interpret data, identify correlations, draw graphs and create and conduct your own experiments. As well as this you will learn how to construct scientific discussions, identify and understand what is meant by reliable or bias evidence and use a number of sources of information to do regular research.

How is it assessed?

Double Science is split into Core and Additional Science. Core Science has 3 exams and is assessed at the end of year 10 and Additional Science has 3 exams and is assessed at the end of year 11 (each exam is worth 25% of each qualification). You will also be asked to complete two controlled assessments between year 10 and 11 which is worth the final 25% of each qualification.