GCSE Combined Science (Double Award)

Examining Body: AQA

The combined science course gives a broad coverage across the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. The course will result in two GCSE’s and enable you to pursue further study in science if desired.

Subject content


  • Organisms
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Cell biology


  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  •  Chemistry of the atmosphere
  •  Using resources


  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism


There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.

What Can I Expect In Lessons?

Science lessons are varied, you can be learning detailed theories of how chemicals come together and react,
and then investigating for yourself in practicals.

We have strong links with Engineering and Mathematics. Schemes of work are tailored to ensure you make
excellent progress across these subjects.

The Science Department Will:

  • Help you develop your understanding of science, and how it applies to you in the real world
  • Assess and support you to reach and exceed your potential
  • Offer opportunities to attend extra-curricular actives that are relevant to you and your world