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Science is a core subject and is compulsory for all. There are two options available. 1. Double Award Science , an interesting broad and balanced course consisting of biology, chemistry and physics. This leads to two GCSE?s. Essential for anyone who might want to follow a career in science, engineering, health and medicine for example. The best option if you do not really know what you want to do as it keeps opportunities open. Many more jobs and courses than you might think need Double Science. 2. Separate subject Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Two periods for each subject leading to three GCSE?s. This is aimed at top ability students wanting to pursue science beyond GCSE. Triple Science is an excellent preparation for those wishing to go on to Higher Education Science. Pupils are invited to do Triple Science. Description of the Syllabuses The syllabuses place heavy emphasis on learning by experiment. All follow the National Curriculum and all contain a balance of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It is expected that the work will stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Science and the environment. The content will be taught in modules called ?blocks? with internal end of module tests. Coursework and the final examination Laboratory based coursework accounts for 20% of the final marks. The exams cover the three subject areas and amount to 80% of the marks. All options allow the full range of grades available at GCSE, A* to G. Career possibilities More people are alive on the planet now than ever before. Only through science and technology can they be supported, and the harmful effects on the natural environment minimised. There are excellent career opportunities for those with Double or Triple Science. Many careers require science: technicians, scientists, medicine, health workers, engineers, architects

Science is a core subject and is compulsory for all. There are two options available. 1. Double Award Science , an interesting broad and balanced course consisting of biology, chemistry and physics. This leads to two GCSE?s. Essential for anyone who might want to follow a career in science, engineering, health and medicine for example. The best option if you do not really know what you want to do...

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