GCSE Combined Science: Synergy

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8465
  • QAN code: 601/8760/8

Combined Science: Synergy is part of our science suite, developed with teachers to inspire and challenge student of all abilities and aspirations. (See also GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy).

Synergy is a double award and worth two GCSEs. It is assessed by four, 1 hour and 45 minute exams.

The specification covers the same Department for Education subject criteria as Combined Science: Trilogy, structured so that it can be easily taught by two teachers.

The content is arranged into topics that bring together concepts from biology, chemistry and physics to help students understand that they are interlinked, and to exemplify key areas of working scientifically. This will give students a more rounded understanding of science as a whole.

The three-column format clearly lists what students are expected to recall, describe, define, explain or evaluate along with the terminology and conventions that students need to be familiar with and opportunities for skills development. Further sections outline the requirements for the skills in working scientifically, maths and practical assessment. The 21 required practicals are common to Combined Science: Trilogy and to the separate sciences, which gives you flexibility when running practical sessions.

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