Park Lane Academy

Option-Combined Science

AQA GCSE Trilogy


Science has something to offer every student, whatever their aspirations. From trainee chef to nuclear physicist, construction apprentice to cancer researcher, everyone needs some level of relevant science understanding. Students studying Combined Science will cover the three main disciplines of science: biology, chemistry and physics. This course will provide great preparation for AS and A-level.

How will I learn?

Science is a set of ideas about the material world. Working scientifically is the sum of all the activities that scientists do, and they are woven through the specification and written papers and we have planned the course around them. We also want learners to understand the processes of scientific activity as well as the ideas to which it leads, to know how the ideas that explain things in the world around us have been arrived at, not just what these ideas are. 10% of the biology paper, 20% of the chemistry papers and 30% of the physics papers will be mathematical skills. The use of mathematical language in explanations, applications and evaluations will be required. Students will require Key Stage 3 level knowledge of mathematics. Practical experiments are at the heart of Science. There are 16 required practicals, and your knowledge and understanding of these practicals will be examined in the final papers.

Where will it take me?

Career opportunities in Science include: Astronomer; Biochemist; Animal Technician; Lab Technician; Botanist; Microbiologist; Pharmacy Technician; Zoologist; Fingerprint Officer; Medical Secretary; Vet; Sport Psychologist; Forensic Scientist; Crime Scene Investigator; Environmental Analyst; Medical Laboratory Assistant

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