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Combined Science GCSE - Trilogy

The Combined Science GCSE Trilogy is designed to provide the learner with knowledge on the three main sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and lead to further education.

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Course Title:Combined Science GCSE - Trilogy

Awarding Body:Assessment and Qualifications Alliance Qualifications

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Study a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at your own stride with this Combined Science GCSE Trilogy

After successfully completing this course and the final exams the learner will receive 2 GCSEs.

The Combined Science GCSE Trilogy qualification is an ideal step to further study at A level and great for those keen on a career in science such as research and development, medicine and nursing.

Areas of this course include but not limited to:

• Atomic structure.
• Cell biology
• Chemical changes
• Ecology
• Electricity
• The periodic table

For a full breakdown see 'Modules' below.

Course Info

Course Title:Combined Science GCSE - Trilogy

Awarding Body:Assessment and Qualifications Alliance Qualifications

Course Support:24 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our GCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

To successfully complete the Combined Science GCSE Trilogy the learner will be assessed across the 3 sciences.

This includes 6 written exam papers – 2 for each science.

All papers contain a mix of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions. You must also take part in 21 practical assessments.

Questions in the written exams will draw on the knowledge and understanding learners have gained by carrying out the practical assessments. These questions will count for at least 15% of the overall marks for the qualification.

Biology Paper 1

Biology topics 1–4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE.

Biology Paper 2

Biology topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 1

Chemistry topics 8–12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 2

Chemistry topics 13–17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 1

Physics topics 18–21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 2

Physics topics 22–24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Although you are assessed formally by exams, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Biology

1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

Chemistry

8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources

Physics

18. Energy
19. Electricity
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
22. Forces
23. Waves
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to your tutor via the student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

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Course Description

Study a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at your own stride with this Combined Science GCSE Trilogy

After successfully completing this course and the final exams the learner will receive 2 GCSEs.

The Combined Science GCSE Trilogy qualification is an ideal step to further study at A level and great for those keen on a career in science such as research and development, medicine and nursing.

Areas of this course include but not limited to:

• Atomic structure.
• Cell biology
• Chemical changes
• Ecology
• Electricity
• The periodic table

For a full breakdown see 'Modules' below.

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our GCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

To successfully complete the Combined Science GCSE Trilogy the learner will be assessed across the 3 sciences.

This includes 6 written exam papers – 2 for each science.

All papers contain a mix of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions. You must also take part in 21 practical assessments.

Questions in the written exams will draw on the knowledge and understanding learners have gained by carrying out the practical assessments. These questions will count for at least 15% of the overall marks for the qualification.

Biology Paper 1

Biology topics 1–4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE.

Biology Paper 2

Biology topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 1

Chemistry topics 8–12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 2

Chemistry topics 13–17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 1

Physics topics 18–21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 2

Physics topics 22–24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 70 marks
• 16.7% of GCSE

Although you are assessed formally by exams, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to your tutor via the student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

Biology

1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

Chemistry

8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources

Physics

18. Energy
19. Electricity
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
22. Forces
23. Waves
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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