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GCSE Trilogy (Combined) Science

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AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy 8464

GCSE Specification

This course is suitable for both Higher & Foundation tier and is broken down into the three key science disciplines; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Why study Combined GCSE Science?

Science develops thinking skills.  The very basis of science is thought and experimentation and by learning to follow the process of scientific method we develop our capacity to think logically.  Science feeds a natural love for learning.  One of the greatest things we can teach our children is to love learning.  Science is a great medium to do so because much of science is hands-on, it appeals readily to most children and nothing makes a child sit up and take notice like a “WOW!” moment during a science lesson. This inherent curiosity and love of learning can spill over into other subjects. Science opens doors to many other subjects for example, you can’t pursue science for very long without becoming skilled in maths and English. We study historical developments such as the atomic model which links fluently with history and we use information technology to help us collect and analyse data and make sense of the world around us. Science prepares us for the future.  It teaches us about the basics of life and how we live, for example, how our food is produced, how to stay healthy and how we evolved. It forces us to critically evaluate popular beliefs, many of which are inaccurate. It also causes us to consider our values for example, the use of stem cells, and it helps us to come to terms with global warming and how we as individuals, have a role to play in reducing our carbon footprint. Science helps to get a good well paid job. Science is a highly valued subject that nurtures the development of transferable skills essential for the work place.

Where can a Combined GCSE Science qualification take you?

Science provides a foundation for many science-related and unrelated careers such as: doctor, vet, physiotherapist, chemist, beautician, plumber, nurse, architect, surveyor, engineer, farmer, sports trainer, lawyer, journalist, computer games developer, marine biologist and electrician, to name but a few, a strong knowledge of at least one of the sciences will be highly desirable if not essential.

For more information about careers in science follow the link to Futuremorph