A grade 4 or higher in GCSE Science is a requirement for many higher education courses and careers, including those in science, teaching and nursing. Over the duration of the course, you will be equipped with a solid understanding of fundamental biological concepts and principles across biology, chemistry and physics. Lessons will take place in our specialist science laboratories, and will combine theory lectures and practical sessions. The Combined Science GCSE is equivalent to two GCSEs, graded using the linear 9-1 system, with examinations in June.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed by six written exams, each worth 50% of the final marks. The exam questions will be a mixture of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
You could progress to AS/A Level, or other courses such as teacher training, nursing for which a pass grade at GCSE is an entry requirement.