The new specifications for GCSE Science offer students a firm foundation for further study at A-level and for students who want to specialise in other sciences.
Many schools will be working towards achieving the English Baccalaureate. The Department for Education has provided a list detailing which combinations of GCSE science subjects qualify.
Our GCSE Science suite includes:
- Biology will give your students the opportunity to gain a good understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment.
- Chemistry will give your students a good understanding of the nature of substances and how they react together, how chemistry is used in business and industry and how our use of fuels affect the local and global environment.
- Physics will give your students a good understanding of the use and transfer of energy, as well as an insight into the nature of waves, radiation and space. They'll also learn about the application of physics in the real world they live in.
- Science A gives students a good knowledge of science, by studying a single unit from each of core sciences. If combined with GCSE Additional Science, it will also provide a firm foundation for further study at A level.
- Science B gives students an opportunity to gain a good understanding of a broad range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics with an emphasis on everyday contexts. Combined with GCSE Additional Science, it will also provide a firm foundation for further study at A-level.
- Additional Science offers students further knowledge of science, by studying Unit 2 from GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics and firm foundation to go on to study A-level Science subjects when combined with GCSE Science A or B.
- Further Additional Science uses Unit 3 from GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics. When combined with GCSE Science A and GCSE Additional Science, this course provides a strong foundation for those looking to study A-level Science.
- Additional Applied Science offers students the opportunity to learn by applying science in real-life contexts and to study the knowledge and understanding required by particular scientists and the type of work and investigations they undertake. This is done by setting the subject content in the contexts of healthcare and fitness, agricultural and food sciences, materials science and analytical science.
Other Science GCSEs
We will still be offering Electronics, Environmental Science and Human Health and Physiology at GCSE level. However these subjects will not qualify towards an English Baccalaureate award.
- Electronics gives students an understanding of electronics in a variety of contexts and an insight into how modern day electronic systems work.
- Environmental Science gives students a hands on opportunity to learn about important global issues and understand future global changes.
- Human Health and Physiology will enable students to understand how the human body works, the structures that make it work and how to keep the body healthy.