Science (Combined Science) - GCSE

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Start Date: 7 September 2021
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Tottenham Centre

Start Date: 7 September 2021
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Enfield Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

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. 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

Biology

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

WHAT WILL I NEED?

There are two pathways available for this qualification - Foundation Level and Higher Level.

For the Foundation Level, you will need:

  • GCSE Science at grade 2

For the Higher Level, you will need:

  • GCSE Science at grade 3

All applicants must have an assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

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.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Adults

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 will be FREE, regardless of your age or income. 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.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

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.
NOT SURE WHICH LEVEL
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!

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