Courses: Combined Science Option
AQA Combined Science– 2 GCSEs
Or
‘Triple’ Science Option
AQA GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics – 3 GCSEs
Subject teachers Subject teachers Subject teachers
Biology Chemistry Physics
Mrs Gardiner Dr Hall Mr Murray-Smith
Mrs Lewis Mrs Conibear Miss Fairchild
Mrs Longhurst Mr Johnson Mr Housecroft
Miss Salter

What do the courses consist of?

You will be taught by a subject specialist in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our aim is to provide you with an enjoyable course that will extend your scientific knowledge and skills. You will learn new techniques, use more advanced apparatus and understand increasingly complex models and theories.

Skills

You will have the opportunity to practise and develop a wide variety of scientific skills during the course, including:

  • Research and collection of secondary data.
  • Planning experiments for the collection of primary data.
  • Analysis and evaluation of scientific data.
  • Using scientific data to make judgements about current affairs.
  • Developing scientific ideas.

Double or Triple Science?

All students will need to study either Combined Science (Double Science option) or will opt to study Separate Science GCSEs (Triple Science option).  All students therefore have a balanced science education containing Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

If you are planning to study Science A Levels at Churston, we would strongly advise that you opt for Triple Science.

This course, which students will need to opt for, leads to three separate GCSEs in the separate subject areas

This will provide a more demanding course at GCSE, which will make the step up to A level easier, and help to enhance progression to higher grades at A level. Science A levels are a popular choice within years 12 and 13. We currently have 16 classes of students studying Science A levels. Our students enjoy Science and have used these A levels as a springboard to an incredible variety of careers including Medicine, Engineering, Scientific Research, Scientific Exploration and Law.