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GCSE Combined Science-Synergy

Science impacts on all of our lives; whether it’s deciding how best to look after our bodies, how to reduce our impact on our environment, or the type of car you will drive. The Combined Science: Trilogy course provides the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions in an increasingly technological and complex age.

How is this course assessed?

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. There are four 1hour 45 minute exams,
Paper 1: Life and Environmental Sciences
Paper 2: Life and Environmental Sciences
Paper 3: Physical Sciences
Paper 4: Physical Sciences.
Each paper is worth 25% of the grade.

What will this qualification lead to?

As well as providing a sound foundation for A-level study in a number of subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Computer Science and Physical Education, GSCEs in the three sciences can lead to a range of careers. These include; dentist, doctor, forensic scientist, teacher, astronaut, astronomer, audiologist, clinical psychologist, ecologist, engineer, laboratory technician, meteorologist, microbiologist, nanotechnologist, electrician, palaeontologist, pharmacologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, sport and exercise scientist, nutritionist, vet, zoologist and many more!

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