Phoenix Collegiate

Separate Sciences

Combined Science:       Trilogy (8464)                                           

 Separate Science: Biology (8461)             Chemistry (8462)             Physics (8463)

Why should you study Science

All students will continue to study Science up to GCSE level, gaining two GCSEs in Combined Science, but you can also choose to do an extra GCSE in Science as one of your options which will get you three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately. If you are passionate about Science and want to do more of it, then this is the option for you!

Science is important because it teaches an understanding of the world around us. Science aims to stimulate our natural curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do, as well as teaching methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.


Career Options

Science is needed for many career paths, including Engineering, Medicine, Forensics, Physiotherapy, Design, Research, Teaching, Sport. Plus many more! 


What else could you get out of Science?

Problem-solving and critical thinking are two of the most important skills students learn in school. In this way, science is one of the most important subjects students study, because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need in every subject. 

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by GCSE examinations, there is no coursework.

Combined Science - 6 x 1hr 15 exams

Separate Science – 6 x 1hr 45 exams

Papers are B1, C1, P1, B2, C2 and P2, covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. There is extra content in all the topics for Separate Science, such as..

  • The brain, how the eye works and culturing bacteria
  • Nanoparticles and titrations
  • Space physics and nuclear radiation


Attitudes to Learning

A positive attitude with the willingness to learn and evaluate. 


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