What is Combined Science
Double Award Science (also known as ‘Combined Science’ or ‘Trilogy’) is where students study all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
Students will study combined Science through the “Trilogy route”. Units will be split into Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
It is a broad and detailed course of study that develops student’s knowledge and understanding of the living, material and physical worlds, as well as the skills required to investigate concepts through practical application.
The course is suitable for students of all abilities and the course encourages students to understand theoretical concepts alongside developing practical Science skills.
Knowledge – to have an understanding of the key concepts within
1. Cell biology
3. Infection and response
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
5. Magnetism & Electromagnetism
6. Particle model of matter
7. Atomic structure
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
6. The rate and extent of chemical change
7. Chemistry of the atmosphere
8. Using Earth’s resources
- understanding of the effects of Science on society
- knowledge of the material, physical and living worlds
- how to use hypothesis and evidence to understand Science
- observational, enquiry and problem-solving skills
- skills in communication, mathematics and technology
Each paper will be 1 hour and 15 minutes and has equal weighting.
There are also 16 required practical experiments that students will complete through-out the course.
Aspects of required practical work, including correct use of equipment and analysis of outcome are also assessed in the exams.
Useful resources and websites for this course:
Kerboodle.com; Senecalearning.com; Planet-science.com
Potential Career Options
The combined Sciences course can lead on to study at A-Level, access to vocational and apprenticeship courses, and lead into a wide range of employment opportunities & higher education. Careers in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Mid-Wifery, Child Care, Sports Science, Meteorology, Architecture, Chemical Engineering and Horticulture are al accessible through successful completion of this course.
Physics is one of the three main fields of science, along with biology and chemistry.
If asked what biology and chemistry deal with, most of us can come up with a one-word answer: life and chemicals respectively. Physics though, often seems like a grab bag of topics, including motion, magnets, machines, light, sound, and electrical circuits.
The common thread running through all these things is that they each illustrate some basic mathematical laws in our physical world. In brief, physics is the scientific study of matter, energy, and their most fundamental physical interactions, including attractions, repulsions, and collisions.
In Physics B/C, you will use your physical understanding of motion, forces and energy and apply that knowledge to some important, specialized topics in physics: the behavior of waves, applications of wave theory to light and optics, the interaction of electrical and magnetic forces, and the special “non-Newtonian” properties of energy and matter described by quantum theory.
The course covers 3 Units.
The first unit provides an introduction to biology and biochemistry. It focuses on the roles of and differences between plant and animal cells.
In our second unit, you’ll learn about the functions of different organ systems.
The third unit covers cell division and the role of DNA and chromosomes in passing traits from parents to offspring.