At GCSE you can study separate science - either two or three of biology, chemistry and physics. You may instead study a combined science course, usually worth two GCSEs which cover all three areas. There is also an option for a single award science, worth one GCSE.

The path you take will depend on your school and sometimes on your ability. But almost everyone studies a science related course at GCSE level because it is a compulsory subject. It is also a subject growing in importance as more and more career paths are requiring a grade C at GCSE in a science subject alongside the C grades required in maths and English.

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