Study a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at your own pace, whenever and wherever suits you, with this GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy course.
Successful completion of this course and the final exams will result in achieving 2 GCSEs.
The GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy qualification is a great stepping stone to further study at A Level, and also ideal for anyone aspiring to a career involving science such as research and development, nursing or pharmacy
Topics covered in this course include:
See below for a full list of course content under each science discipline.
1. Cell biology
3. Infection and response
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
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
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism
To successfully pass your GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy you will be assessed across the 3 sciences and the topics covered above. There are 6 written exam papers in all; 2 for each science. All papers contain a mix of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions. You must also undergo 21 practical assessments
Questions in the written exams will draw on the knowledge and understanding students have gained by carrying out the practical assessments. These questions will count for at least 15% of the overall marks for the qualification
To include exams and practical assessments in the course cost, see our GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy inc exams and practicals
Biology topics 1–4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.
Biology topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.
Chemistry topics 8–12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.
Chemistry topics 13–17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.
Physics topics 18–21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.
Physics topics 22–24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism
You are responsible for booking and paying for these final exams.
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.
You will have 2 years from the date you receive your materials to complete the GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This is a distance learning course; to be studied wherever and whenever works best for you. Choose to receive your course materials online or by post - whatever best meets your needs and method of study. You'll receive full tutor support by email for the duration of the course. Please note you will need to attend an examination centre to sit the exams and practical assessments.
Upon successful completion of this distance learning course and exams you will receive a GCSE in Combined Science:trilogy from awarding body AQA. This is equivalent to 2 GCSEs.
AQA provide academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges; working with around 25,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help design AQA qualifications and set and mark AQA exams.
Yes! The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, without the need to physically attend classes. You'll receive full tutor support via email and our student support team are on hand to answer any other queries you may have.
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
* Not included with the online study option
Students will also need to find a centre for the practical elements of this course. We have an arrangement with centres in Birmingham which will allow students to take practical and theoretical exams, but you may wish to find a local centre of your own choice. Students will need to contact their chosen centre directly to arrange these assessments. You can find further information on the Birmingham centre here.
For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.
It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.