How did your school offer GCSE Science?Watch
Did they offer Core Science and Additional Science?
Or did they offer separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics?
If you performed well in science in the lower years of school you were submitted to do triple science however if you felt uncomfortable with the workload you could choose to do double science. Those who weren't good at science in the lower years of school were submitted to do double science only. Although a few people did swap to triple science if they excelled.
Basically we had 2 options....
1) triple science
2) double science
25% did triple, 75% did double.
Most of the people doing triple wanted to go into something medical/engineering etc.
middle do 2
and people just do the core science.
If you were in the high set:
Core science in Yr 9. Additional science in Yr 10. Triple science in Yr 11.
If you were in the low set:
Either BTEC or Core and Additional science over three years.
Then given the choice of triple or other sciences like environmental science, human biology
Agreed, though I'd say additional was the battered skin, further would be the meat. I found that further was more useful and applicable.
Double was where all the good stuff was, triple I found the most interesting but it was a lot of stuff that was useful to know but you didn't really need for gcse. Triple wasn't that much harder than double. Core to double was a huge jump though. Shame on the exam boards.