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.