Study a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at your own pace, whenever and wherever suits you, with this GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy course. Final exams and practicals are included in this course offering.
Successful completion of this course and the final exams will result in achieving 2 GCSEs.
The GCSE Combined Science 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 exam papers in all; 2 for each science. All papers contain a mix of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions.
There are also 4 practical days. 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.
The exams and practical days are included in the advertised course price.
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
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.
Upon successful completion of this distance learning course and final 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
Yes, you will need to take the standard GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course; we will book these exams for you.
Please note: you will need to sit these exams in the Birmingham examination centre.
Students will also need to attend the practical elements of this course in Birmingham in the same educational year as the examinations; we will also book these practical assessments for you
No. All course materials and final examinations are included in the cost of the course.
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.