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					IGCSE JUNE 2013 & BEYOND
IGCSE DOUBLE SCIENCE OPTION

All students will study Combined Science in their 4th and 5th year as part of the core
curriculum.

The combined science course contains equal amounts of Biology, Chemistry and
Physics. Each science is taught separately by specialist teachers. AS and A-level
specifications are designed to follow on from the Double Award Science course.
Double Award Science is particularly suitable for a student who wishes to pursue all
the sciences without having to forego the study other optional subjects.

The Combined Science Course:

The students study for two identical IGCSE grades. At the end of the fifth year they
sit a 2 hour paper in each of the three sciences.
The Physics content of the Double Science IGCSE consists of the following topics: Forces and motion; Electricity; Waves; Energy
resources and energy transfer; Solids, liquids and gases; Magnetism and electromagnetism & Radioactivity and particles.


The IGCSE is awarded by the Edexcel Examination Board

There is no Science Coursework or Controlled Assessment. Practical skills are
assessed by the three written papers.

Science Beyond IGCSE:

The Physics content of the Double Science option, although less than that studiede as
part of the Separate Science Physics course, does give sufficient grounding in Physics
for students to continue to study Physics at AS level and beyond. 'AA' grade in
IGCSE Science is required in to study Physics or any of the other sciences at AS
or A-level.

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IGCSE TRIPLE SCIENCE OPTION

In choosing to study Triple Award Science all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry &
Physics) are studied separately and lead to separate and independent IGCSE grades.
In order to choose this option, students should have demonstrated a high level of
interest in Science and to be seriously considering studying one of more Sciences at
AS & A-level.
Note: Although the study of a Science at A-level or beyond does not require the
study of Triple Award Science at IGCSE level, it is highly recommended.

Listed below are the details for the Physics course:

Separate Science - Physics at IGCSE

The Physics Course:

The students study for a separate Physics IGCSE grade. At the end of the fifth year
they sit two papers of two and one hour duration.
The Physics content of the Physics IGCSE consists of the following topics: Forces and motion; Electricity; Waves; Energy resources
and energy transfer; Solids, liquids and gases; Magnetism and electromagnetism & Radioactivity and particles.


The IGCSE is awarded by the Edexcel Examination Board

There is no Physics Coursework or Controlled Assessment. Practical skills are
assessed by the two written papers.

Physics Beyond IGCSE:

In the Sixth Form -

A grade 'A' at GCSE Physics is required in order to study Physics at AS or A-
level. GCSE Physics is also useful preparation for other A-level subjects such as
Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography & Technology.

At University -

Physics at A-level is an entry requirement for Physics and Engineering and is
recommended for many other courses. Physics is recognised by universities as a full
academic subject and can be used as an entry grade for all areas of study.

Careers -

IGCSE Physics is recognised by all employers as a full academic subject and so a
good grade at IGCSE is advantageous. Physics provides a route into many careers and
opportunities exist both in Britain and throughout the world. Physicists are found in a
wide range of industries eg. finance, medicine, agriculture, marketing, business and
management.

				
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