Science is a core subject along with English and Mathematics. Science is important because it is useful for everyday life as well as being a compulsory requirement for many college courses. Science helps to explain the wonders of the world and also develops problem solving and thinking skills. During the course students will be expected to carry out a set of required practical experiments, which are essential to underpin scientific theory.
The Combined Science GCSE has a clear focus on scientific literacy, where students consider critically the issues and choices raised by technology and science. The course also focuses on scientific explanations and models, providing students with an insight into how scientists develop scientific understanding. Students will be able to deepen their understanding of science explanations, how science works and the study of elements of applied science.