GCSE Triple Science

Course Overview

Triple Science involves studying separate sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

This will mean students will obtain three separate GCSE grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each of which will be a separate GCSE.

Triple Science comprises three modules and a piece of controlled assessment per GCSE, for example:

Biology GCSE is made up of:

B1 – Core Biology B2 – Additional Biology B3 – Further Biology and an ISA controlled assessment

This combination is the same for Chemistry and Physics.

Exams and Coursework

Each separate science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) qualification has the following assessment:

  • Unit 1 – 60 minutes (tiered) structured questions worth 25% of the overall GCSE
  • Unit 2 – 60 minutes (tiered) structured questions worth 25% of the overall GCSE
  • Unit 3 – 60 minutes (tiered) structured questions worth 25% of the overall GCSE
  • Unit 4 – ISA [Controlled assessment] worth 25% of the GCSE

All examinations are now terminal and will be completed in the summer of Year 11.

Potential Pathways (Post-16)

The course prepares students for progression onto A Level Science courses.

Potential Career Routes

The list of career opportunities is almost endless. They range from the medical profession, i.e. doctor, nurse, pharmacist, public health and dentistry, to construction engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Opportunities also occur in computing, electronics, telecommunications and electrical engineering. Scientists also form an important part of the aerospace industry, industrial chemical manufacturing, textiles and car industry.

Contact Mrs Bateson: [email protected]