Pupils on this course will study general science Double award IGCSE worth two GCSE’s. They will study aspects of each of the three sciences; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
This course is most commonly chosen and provides pupils with a broad understanding of science and the requirements to study at a higher level. The course allows pupils to learn how science is studied and practiced and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus enables candidates to better understand the technological world they live in and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.
By following the course pupils will:
better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters.
learn to recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of the scientific method and how to apply this to other disciplines in everyday life.
develop relevant attitudes, such as concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry initiative, and inventiveness.
gain further interest and care for the environment
better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community, and the environment
develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study at A level and everyday life.
The nature and variety of living organisms
Structure and functions in living organisms
Reproduction and inheritance
Ecology and the environment
Use of biological resources
Principles of chemistry
Forces and motion
Energy resources and energy transfer
Solids, liquids, and gases
Magnetism and electromagnetism
Radioactivity and particles
Students will complete one exam paper for each subject composing of a mixture of multichoice, short answer questions, and extended open response questions.