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GCSE Science

Our Science GCSE course is accredited by Pearson. It is a vocational qualification that combines practical activities with written assignments, ultimately providing learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to pursue a career in sectors such as process, industrial, medical, or forensic science.

The course is designed to provide a degree of flexibility and help bring the subject to life for learners. The course will cover Chemistry, Biology and Physics units.



Students will sit two exams for each subject area. Some of the areas assessed can be found below. For the full list of areas assessed, please contact our teaching team.

Chemistry Paper 1
  • Key concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter and mixtures
  • Chemical changes
  • Extracting metals and equilibria
Chemistry Paper 2
  • Key concepts in chemistry
  • Groups in the periodic table
  • Rates of reaction and energy changes
  • Fuels and Earth science
Biology Paper 1
  • Key concepts in biology
  • Cells and control
  • Genetics
  • Natural selection and genetic modification
Biology Paper 2
  • Plant structures and their functions
  • Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
  • Exchange and transport in animals
  • Ecosystems and material cycles
Physics Paper 1
  • Key concepts of physics
  • Motion and forces
  • Conservation of energy
  • Waves
Physics Paper 2
  • Energy – Forces doing work
  • Forces and their effects
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Magnetism and the motor effect

Next steps after GCSEs

The broad range of topics and units covered as part of this qualification will provide learners with a vast amount of transferable knowledge. Components of this qualification underpin many areas of everyday life, making it a very valuable qualification to have.

Learners can use this qualification to progress onto an A-Level course in the likes of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or ICT. Knowledge and skills gained can also be applied to the world of work and an apprenticeship in many sectors. Our team are on hand to offer advice and guidance to students regarding their next steps.

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Impact and successes

In 2018/19, 78% of our students progressed on to a college or sixth form environment.

of our students achieved their Maths GCSE with us in 18/19
our student pass rate for Functional Skills level 1 and 2
Maths & English pass rates for Level 4 and above
of our students progressed on to a positive destination in 18/19

Next steps

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