GCSE Science (Double Award) specification provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. This is a 2-year course and at the end of the 2 years, you will gain 2 GCSEs in Science.
The course encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, science and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society.
Within this course students will have the opportunity to study the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to develop their scientific literacy and numeracy skills. GCSE Science is an important prerequisite qualification for many level 3 and university courses.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed by examinations in the May/June period and a controlled assessment carried out in lessons. Students will have the opportunity to complete either foundation or higher tier papers for their exams.
GCSE Science is a prerequisite qualification for studying certain A Level and Vocational courses. It provides students with important transferable skills for employment and is vital for university entry into courses such as teaching, nursing and many other professional careers.