The Co-ordinated science iGCSE course allows you to study all three science subjects to gain a good overview of understanding of physics, chemistry and biology, receiving two GCSEs for their combined marks. This course helps you to:
- Better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters.
- Recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life.
- 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 and everyday life.
- B1. Characteristics of Living Organisms
- B2. Cells
- B3. Enzymes
- B4. Nutrition
- B5. Transportation
- B6. Respiration
- B7. Co-ordination and Response
- B8. Reproduction
- B9. Inheritance
- B10. Energy Flow in Ecosystems
- B11. Human Influences on the Ecosystem
- C1. The Particulate Nature of Matter
- C2. Experimental Techniques
- C3. Atoms, Elements and Compounds
- C4. Stoichiometry
- C5. Electricity and Chemistry
- C6. Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
- C7. Chemical Reactions
- C8. Acids, Bases and Salts
- C9. The Periodic Table
- C10. Metals
- C11. Air and water
- C12. Sulfur
- C13. Carbonates
- C14. Organic Chemistry
- P1. Motion
- P2. Matter and Forces
- P3. Energy, Work and Power
- P4. Simple Kinetic Molecular Model of Matter
- P5. Matter and Thermal Properties
- P6. Transfer of Thermal Energy
- P7. Waves
- P8. Light
- P9. Electromagnetic Spectrum
- P10. Sound
- P11. Magnetism
- P12. Electricity
- P13. Electric Circuits
- P14. Electromagnetic Effects
- P15. Radioactivity
All candidates must enter for three papers:
Paper 1 – 45 minutes – 30% of final mark. A multiple-choice paper consisting of 40 items of the four-choice type.
Paper 2 – 2 hours – 50% of final mark. A written paper consisting of short-answer and structured questions.
Practical test – 2 hours – 20% of final mark. You will complete practical work, recording observations and conclusions from this.
The combined sciences provide a good base understanding for all the scientific disciplines that will enable further study at A-level for Biology, Chemistry or Physics.