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Applied Science BDC
Level 2

GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024


Adult 19+



This GCSE course will support those that that do not currently have the relevant qualification to be able to join university or a college course.

The GCSE in Combined Science should enable learners to:

• develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

• develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills in the laboratory, in the field and in other learning environments.

• develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of working scientifically. Students must carry out all 18 of the mandatory core practical.

You will be assessed through written exams, at the end of the academic year.

Previously studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 3 or achieved GCSE grade 3-4

Learners can progress from this qualification to:

• A-level for example in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics

• Level 3 vocational qualifications, for example, BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science, Level 3 HSC

• employment, for example in a science-based industry where an Apprenticeship may be available.

Also HE alongside their vocational course

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.