Why study combined science?

Combined science leads to two GCSE qualifications and covers biology, chemistry and physics. Employers are crying out for candidates with science-based skills making this course a solid foundation for a multitude of careers and further education courses.

What will I learn?

The biology topics are designed to enable students to understand the living parts of the environment around them and how their own body works. They will learn to use a microscope, investigate how organs within the body work and how scientists monitor the environment.

The chemistry topics will develop students understanding of matter and chemical reactions
between substances. They will carry out investigations to identify unknown substances and the factors affecting chemical reactions.

The physics topics cover the interactions between matter and energy, electricity and how the physical world works. They will learn how technology advances and how to investigate forces, magnetism and electricity.

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations – six exams

Future pathways and careers

Combined science enables students to continue studying science at sixth form college

  • Medicine – doctors and nurses
  • Teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Personal trainer
  • Emergency services
  • Astronaut
  • Laser engineer
  • Product developer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Veterinary science
  • Pharmacist

Course contact

Mrs M Vickers
mvickers@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk