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In the combined science GSCE You will cover the broad areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
In Biology you will learn about: Life Processes and Cell Activity, Humans as Organisms, Variation, Inheritance and Evolution, Micro-organisms, Disease in Humans.
In Chemistry you will learn about: Classifying Materials e.g. bonding, Changing Materials e.g. representing reactions, Patterns of Behaviour e.g. energy changes, Chemistry in the Laboratory e.g. tests for ions, Chemistry and the Environment e.g. carbon cycle.
In Physics you will learn about: Electricity and Magnetism, Forces and Motion, Waves, The Earth and Beyond, Energy Resources, Energy Transfer, Radioactivity, Communications and Particles.
You will also study three other GCSEs Maths, English and Sociology.
Maths involves studying the theory/principles of mathematics and, gaining the skills to apply this knowledge in the rest of your course and in the future. You will cover - Number, Algebra, Shapes, Space & Measurement and Data handling. Maths is an important subject in life and in all the sciences.
English involves learning ways to communicate your ideas clearly - whatever you are writing. You will develop your reading and writing skills through a variety of tasks, learning exactly what you need in order to pass.
Sociology develops your understanding of how individuals, groups, institutions and societies depend on each other. In Unit 1 you will learn about societies, families and educational issues, whilst Unit 2 concentrates on crime and deviance, mass media and power relationships between employees and employers; children, parents, school teachers and other children; members of the public and the police.
Independent study sessions are run alongside your more formal work and, in your free time, you can use our extensive library, computer and multi-media facilities and join in a wide range of social activities. You may also be eligible for support with your studies if you have a learning difficulty or disability. This support is free to UK residents.
You need one of the following qualifications:
5 GCSE passes at grade D, including 2 Science subjects, English and Maths at grade D
equivalent international qualifications (our knowledgeable team of course consultants can offer advice on these).
You will be invited to the College for an interview to make sure this is the course you need.