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Does science count as 3 GCSE's?

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    I've never really thought about it but does taking all 3 sciences count as 3 gcse's but all 3 sciences are combined in 1 test?
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    It depends. Double science is worth 2 GCSE's and triple science is worth 3 GCSE's. I don't if this has changed now but when I did GCSE's that's how it was.
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    (Original post by alexmaan)
    I've never really thought about it but does taking all 3 sciences count as 3 gcse's but all 3 sciences are combined in 1 test?
    I doubt it. Ask your teachers to be sure, though.

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    (Original post by alexmaan)
    I've never really thought about it but does taking all 3 sciences count as 3 gcse's but all 3 sciences are combined in 1 test?
    If they're combined into one test then it counts as one GCSE. If you do Triple Science (3 separate subjects and exams) then you'll get 3 GCSEs.
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    *GCSEs

    But, otherwise, alexmaan is right. I did double science on AQA and, if I remember correctly, there were 2 exams plus a couple of assessed experiments (Investigative Skills Assessment) for each of biology, chemistry and physics.
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    If you're doing Triple science (biology, chemistry and physics) then it counts as 3
    Core science + Additional = double award which is equivalent to 2.
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    Check with your teachers you can do a variety of different examinations in different combinations with different exam boards and different qualifications (IB & IGCSE). Most people are taught in separate lessons but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll take 3 sciences individually or an award which produces 3 GCSEs.
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    If your taking double award then on your results slip will it say biology, chemistry, physics ?
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    (Original post by Midnight1811)
    If your taking double award then on your results slip will it say biology, chemistry, physics ?
    If you take a double award your certificates will say....Core Science and Additional Science.
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    I did triple, and on my certificate I have all 5 listed (bio,chem,phy,additional and science). So do only the 3 separate science ones count?
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    If you choose Triple Science. You'll take a test in Physics, Biology and Chemistry and you'll get a separate grade for each, equalling 3 GCSE's.

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