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Why study science?

Alongside English and maths science is the cornerstone of a robust secondary education.

Studying science puts you at an advantage not only if you want to continue studying science, but also many seemingly unrelated subjects beyond GCSE; it is a highly respected and valued subject which broadens your career options. For example, if you want to go on to train as a doctor, vet, physiotherapist chemist, beautician, architect, surveyor, engineer, farmer, sports trainer, lawyer, journalist, a computer games developer to name but a few, a strong knowledge of at least one of the sciences will be crucial. There are thousands of other careers for which it will be similarly desirable.

Whilst for some students, the sciences can be a more challenging subject, it pays to persevere. A high proportion of further education programmes and careers depend on those transferable skills that the science curriculum nurtures, such as: team work, effective communication, problem solving, numeracy, literacy and ICT.

The choice of science courses at GCSE will need careful consideration. We are in the privileged position of being able to offer a choice of Combined Science where biology, chemistry and physics are taught as three separate disciplines but provides a linked-double GCSE award as the final qualification (worth 2 GCESs) or Separate Science, (an option choice) in which biology, chemistry and physics are taught as three separate GCSEs, providing three separate science qualifications.

For further information about our 5-year science curriculum follow the links to the right, by year group.