Science (combined)

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Why study the combined science course?

Science is a core subject and you must study the subject in some format until the end of year 11. At the academy, learning science enables you to understand the world around you and your role in that world, together with the vital role that science plays in our society. You will develop skills of planning and conducting investigations, gathering information, team-work and evaluating your findings.

A high proportion of university programmes and careers depend on scientific skill.

The selection of core practicals are designed to help bring science learning to life. Assessments are designed to encourage all students to best show what they know and can do.

What will I learn?

You will learn a number of different topics in each science:

  • Biology
    – genetics
    – health, disease and development of medicines
    – plant structures and their functions.
  • Chemistry
    – atomic structure,
    – acids and alkalis
    – the periodic table
  • Physics
    – forces and motion
    – light and the electromagnetic spectrum
    – electricity and circuits

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations – two for each of biology, chemistry and physics

Future pathways and careers

  • Science can be studied in a variety of formats at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre
  • Medicine – doctors and nurses
  • Teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Personal trainer
  • Emergency services
  • Forensics

Examination board

Edexcel

For more information on combined science, contact Mrs Graham via email: cgraham@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

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